Groovy Weekly #75

The not-so-weekly Groovy column is back for a summer edition on the shores of the Atlantic ocean (at least, that’s where I am now!) and there was a lot to catch up with in terms of news!


Ratpack is almost at 1.0, only a couple of weeks to go for the mythical release, whereas Gradle arrived in version 2.6, and some updates to the two main Grails lines were out too.


You’ll notice lots of delightful content from GR8Conf US 2015! So many talks to watch (and slides to look at), if you didn’t get a chance to attend the conference.

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Groovy Weekly #74

Although on a more irregular schedule, Groovy Weekly continues in the summer with its 74th edition, crossing the bar of the 3000 total news items tracked since it all started!


Some interesting releases for this edition, like the Groovy 2.4.4 release under the Apache umbrella! After a failed attempt, our second try was succesful, and it was particularly important to get it right out the door, as an important security issue uncovered was fixed in this release, and all Groovy users (and frameworks and libraries using Groovy) should upgrade as soon as possible — especially as no older version will be released with the patch.


In the release section, last time, I had forgotten Griffon 2.3.0 which was released on stage at GR8Conf Europe by Andrés Almiray. And in other releases, we also have Grails 3.0.3 with important reloading improvements, Geb 0.12.0 which celebrated its 5th anniversary, and also Codenarc 0.24 that I had forgotten the previous edition as well.


It looks like Slack is really becoming very popular as both Grails and Ratpack opened Slack channels!

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  • Groovy 2.4.3 and below was affected by a security issue that has been fixed in Groovy 2.4.4. Projects should upgrade to 2.4.4 as soon as possible to avoid this security issue to be leveraged by malicious attackers.

  • Jacob Aae Mikkelsen Grails Diary week 25 to 28

  • Jacob Aae Mikkelsen's Grails Diary week 29

  • Mockito is bringing some better support for Groovy classes

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Groovy Weekly #73

It’s definitely not Tuesday, but nonetheless, lots of accumulated great and Groovy content to share with you all! It’s not easy to keep up the pace, sorry for the irregular timing of this column — I might have to remove the “Weekly” part of the name! But you won’t regret this edition, packed with so much content!


Already one month gone by since GR8Conf Europe 2015, but we have content to share about the event! And GR8Conf US 2015 is happening soon too! We also have presentations and videos from Gradle Summit and Greach 2015.


Guillaume Laforge tweeted about the recent download numbers of the Groovy project: for the first 6 monts of the year, Groovy was downloaded 4.5 million times (1 million through Bintray and 3.5 millions through Maven Central). In 6 months, Groovy was downloaded as much as the full year of 2014!


Another big milestone is the release in print of the second edition of Groovy in Action! Lots of fans tweeted their “ReGinA selfies!

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  • Andrés Almiray interviewed at Greach about the Griffon ecosystem (in Spanish but subtitled in English)

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Groovy on Android for the Paris Android User Group

Yesterday, I had the pleasure to speak about Groovy on Android at the Paris Android User Group. This is an evolution of my presentation from the DroidCon 2014 conference, with a few updates, in particular more coverage of SwissKnife.

Groovy in Action, 2nd edition is not a myth!

It took us a while to get it finished, but I assure you it was well worth the wait, and Groovy in Action, 2nd edition, is real! I just received my copies this morning!

Congrats to my fellow co-authors, and in particular to Dierk and Paul for their patience and dedication to this project, without whom the book would have never gone through its print stage!

 
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