Groovy Weekly #33
You probably remember Groovy and Gradle being selected in RebelLabs’ report as part of the 10 “kick-ass” technologies developers love? But I’m also happy to report that Groovy won the Geek Choice Award, showing how groovy Groovy is!
GR8Conf US 2014 last week is delivering tons of great videos and materials from all the speakers that came to the conference, and I hope you’ll find time to watch a few. My personal highlight was the great Q&A talk by Scott Hickey and Jim McGill on looking back into 9 years of using Groovy at a big US insurance company. Don’t miss it!
Also, if you missed GR8Conf US 2014, remember there’s SpringOne2GX fast approaching, and the early bird price for registering to the conference ends August 9th, so be quick!
Last but not least, the Groovy Weekly schedule will slow down a little this month, as I’ll take some vacations! So I might be skipping a beat or two in the agenda, but fear not, Groovy Weekly will come back in full force in September!
Grails 2.4.3 is out
Ratpack 0.9.7 released, with the new Groovy markup template engine, continued work on Reactive Streams, usage of the Gradle Shadow plugin
Renato Athaydes is releasing v1.2 of the Spock reports project
Groovy wins Geek Choice Award, following up RebelLabs study of the 10 kick-ass technologies developers love
Jacob Aae Mikkelsen published week 31 of the Grails Diary
A tutorial for a REST / grid-driven application with Ratpack, Angular.JS and CoffeeScript, as well as a comparison with Grails
Robert Peszek writes that he doesn't like Hibernate and Grails in part one
Robert Peszek continues in part two with the problems he encounters with Hibernate and Grails
Getting started guide with Grails on App42 platform as a service
Andrés Almiray comes back on Jacoco and Coveralls in his Gradle Glam series
MrHaki's Groovy goodness: Relax... Groovy Will Parse Your Wicked JSON
MrHaki’s Grails goodness:
Jaxenter comes back on the Gradle 2 release and the interview they made with Guillaume Laforge at the JAX conference
Static site generation with Grain by Mike Hostetler
Meta-Object Protocol and interceptors In Grails by Jasgeet Singh
Julien Viet on CRaSH, the shell for the Java Virtual Machine, recorded at GR8Conf Europe 2014
GR8Conf US 2014 specials
The GR8Conf US 2014 videos will appear progressively on YouTube and the slides on Github
A look back at the 9 years of Groovy at the Mutual of Omaha insurance company by Scott Hickey and Jim McGill
The now famous Groovy Puzzlers talk by Baruch Sadogursky and Andrés Almiray
Guillaume Laforge published his slide deck about "Groovy in 2014 and beyond"
The Grails asset pipeline by Ted Naleid
Groovy Vampires: Groovy, REST, NoSQL and Bad Marketing by Ken Kousen
Spock, a logical framework for enterprise testing by Ken Kousen
Functional testing your Grails app with Geb by Collin Harrington
Vagrant by Kyle Boon at GR8Conf US 2014
Introduction to graph databases and Neo4J by Stefan Armbruster
Polyglot web programming with Grails by Jeff Brown
Angular.JS for the Grails enthusiast by Will Buck
Fine-grained security in Grails presented by Andrew Miller
Backward and binary compatibility is an important concern for the Groovy project, and Cédric Champeau just developed a Gradle plugin integrated in the Groovy build to create reports of binary compatibility between Groovy versions
Grails 2.4.3 available through GVM
Groovy 2.4.0-beta-2 available through GVM
The Ratpack project publishes its test coverage and ask for help for improving it
David Norton asks the question: how many actuaries in the world can put Groovy on their résumés?
Ratpack reminds us its got a forum for user support
Senthil Gopal really enjoyed the Groovy puzzlers by Baruch Sadogursky and Andrés Almiray at GR8Conf US 2014
Andrés Almiray remarks the ongoing growth of Griffon plugins
Robert Guerra is having fun with Ratpack and ElasticSearch
Discussing with Robert Fletcher reminded us of Groovy Koans, for getting acquainted with Groovy
Andrés Almiray is using the Gradle Git plugin to easily push content to Github's pages
Laurent Huet shows how to get the list of twitter followers with Groovy and the Twitter4J library
Jack Holt created a Spring MVC 4 demo using Groovy