This week, coming back from the Devoxx conference in Belgium, I’ve gathered a bag of Groovy news for your consumption, for our usual Tuesday Groovy Weekly release!
Gradle 2.2.1-rc-1 released
Luke Daley explains Ratpack's execution model in practice
Custom collections in Groovy by Marcin Gryszko
MrHaki's Gradle Goodness: Check task dependencies with a dry run
Dan Tanner wrote about the differences between Groovy's collect and spread-dot operator
String templates in Groovy by Mike Hostetler
Craig Burke writes the first article of a series about the Angular.JS Grails template
Guillaume Laforge presented "Groovy in the light of Java 8"
Guillaume Laforge presented "Groovy in 2014 and beyond"
Cédric Champeau presented "Groovy and Android, the winning pair"
Jérôme Louvel from the Restlet and APISpark projects mentions a PayPal API platform presentation showing Groovy being used for API composition
New versions of the Groovy Eclipse compiler are coming along
Andrés Almiray found this old gem in honor of Dick Wall from the Javaposse fame as the podcast comes to its end, showing Dick loving the Groovy
Jacob Aae Mikkelsen's Grails Diary week 46
Lari Hotari is working on Grails 3 / Spring Boot startup time optimisations
Patrick Double published a Grails plugin to improve Grails / SauceLabs Geb integration
GrooScript chat application deployed on Heroku with Node.JS and Socket.IO
Ratpack features a URL builder utility
Hans Dockter showed declarative dependency replacement with Gradle at Devoxx 2014
Hans Dockter showed how to tell Gradle that you don't want to depend on beta dependencies
Gradle 2.2.1-rc-1 available on GVM
Álvaro Sánchez sparks a discussion about Spock labels indentation on twitter
Cédric Champeau is working on AST tree matching
Vladimir Orany shares a snippet showing how to enable DSL support in IntelliJ IDEA