Groovy Weekly #54
This week’s edition of Groovy Weekly is a bit peculiar, as the big news of the week is Pivotal’s announcement that it will stop funding the Groovy and Grails projects.
As a result those popular Open Source projects are now seeking a new home!
You can read Guillaume Laforge’s and Graeme Rocher’s announcements to hear a bit more about the story. And if your company is interested in further funding the projects, please don’t hesitate to get in touch!
Gradle Groovy Android plugin 0.3.5 updated with new coordinates
The axion-release-plugin hits 1.0, a "release" plugin for Gradle
Groovy-Macro-Methods 0.3.0 with huge optimizations
Groovy Grails Tool Suite 3.6.3 SR1 released fixing a security vulnerability
Grain 0.6.3 released with updated Asciidoctor
Guillaume Laforge’s announcement about Pivotal’s end of sponsorship of the Groovy and Grails projects
Graeme Rocher’s announcement regarding the end of the funding of the Groovy and Grails projects by Pivotal
Pivotal's FAQ on the end of sponsorship of the Groovy and Grails projects
Cédric Champeau wrote a guest blog post on TeamCity's blog about how Groovy uses TeamCity
Cédric Champeau of Groovy fame would love to continue to work on Groovy full time, but he's soon gonna be for hire otherwise, catch him if you get a chance!
Ken Kousen’s lovely post on why Groovy and Grails community matters, opportunities ahead!
Peter Ledbrook details why you should use Gradle
Reset your H2 database for a clean state between functional tests with the help of Spock and Groovy traits
A lively imaginary discussion on interfaces, abstract classes, multiple inheritance by Uncle Bob, which may make you think Groovy traits might be the answer
The ins and outs of Gradle, by Jessica Thornsby, from an Android perspective
Voxxed published a master-post to guide Java developers choosing a new JVM language, including Groovy in the list
Publishing Gradle Android library to JCenter repository by Jernej Virag
Anton Arhipov thinks what’s happening could be a new beginning for Groovy and Grails
Victor Grazi interviewed Guillaume Laforge on Pivotal's decision with regards to Groovy and Grails
Guillaume Laforge interviewed by Voxxed on the “sad and odd decision by Pivotal to set Groovy adrift”
InfoQ SpringOne2GX coverage:
Rethinking API design with traits, by Cédric Champeau
Testing Java, Groovy, Spring and web applications with Spock, by Peter Niederwieser
Scalable Big Data stream processing with Storm and Groovy, by Eugene Dvorkin
SpringOne2GX 2014 replay from the Spring.IO blog
How to get Groovy with Java 8 by Peter Ledbrook
Android and Groovy, a winning pair? by Cédric Champeau
Dan Woods introduction to Ratpack in this O'Reilly webcast
Slides of the Grails Centro meetup on the Grails API toolkit by Owen Rubel
Owen Rubel recorded a screencast based on the presentation he did last week on I/O state in API architecture
Pedal-Loader is a Groovy DSL for data loading and an attractive substitute to db-unit
A work-in-progress of the future Grails static web site, forked from Groovy's new website
The GrooScript's documentation is almost finished, any feedback?
Jacob Aae Mikkelsen’s Grails Diary
Stephan Janssen, founder of Devoxx predicts that 2015 will be the year Red Hat hires the Groovy and Grails teams and embraces their communities
Guillaume Laforge's duck typing joke in the age of quantum computing
Rohit Kelapure answers yes to the question of pushing Ratpack apps on Cloud Foundry out of the box
GrooScript is aiming a 1.0 release by the end of January
Arnaud Héritier is supporting Groovy saying "Je Suis Groovy", in echo to recent tragic terrorists attacks in France
Jeff Brown reminds us that the main focus for the Groovy and Grails teams are to secure the technologies' future
Burt Beckwith suggesting being fast to get a chance to snap the talented Groovy and Grails teams!
Andy Wilkinson reminds us some developers believe that software costs nothing to produce
Dean Iverson notes that the Pivotal's divesting doesn't make Groovy any less useful