Posted on 12 March, 2007 (10 years ago)
As always, lots of great things are happening in the Groovy and Grails community. If you'd like to stay up-to-date with the news, but if you don't want to spend the whole day reading our high-traffic mailing-lists, you should certainly consider subscribing to one of these two resources:
Both of these resources have been developed in Grails! GroovyBlogs has even been developed in under 24 hours by Glen Smith!
- AboutGroovy: The community portal news site about everything Groovy and Grails, with frequent news items, podcast interviews, pointers to important resources.
- GroovyBlogs: A JavaBlog-like news agregator agregating the Grooyv and Grails mailing-lists feeds, and many feeds from famous bloggers spreading the Groovy and Grails love.
I also wanted to say a few words about upcoming conference events.
Groovy IDE Plugins
Some additional Groovy news: the complaint we often hear about is the lack of tooling support. Groovy has had basic plugins for all the major IDEs and text editors, but this is not sufficient. Fortunately, IDE support is high on our list for 2007, and I can tell you there are some great things to come on that front:
So you can expect a very high and good support for Groovy and Grails in the mainstream IDEs!
- First of all, the Eclipse plugin is making great progress, and code-completion is not very far. You should read Ed's blog to see some nice screenshots of the completion he's working on this month.
- Some guys at Sun are also investigating how to develop and Grails IDE for NetBeans. It could be based on the stagnant Coyote Groovy plugin, and would provide wizards for Grails artifacts, as well as all the Groovy support that's needed.
As I said, a lot is happening in the Groovy and Grails community, it's hard to follow everything. 2007 is really the year of Groovy and Grails!