Groovy Weekly #55
This week is a bit more positive than the previous with the announcement of the release of Groovy 2.4!
But some interesting and thoughtful pieces have also been written about last week’s sad news about Pivotal divesting in Groovy and Grails.
In spite of this, SpringOne2GX 2015 has been announced with 4 Groovy and Grails tracks, in Washington DC, mid-September.
Last but not least, the second edition of Groovy in Action is going into production!
Groovy 2.4 released
GMaven Plus 1.3 released
SwissKnife 1.2.2 released
GrooScript Gradle plugin 0.10 released
Gradle 2.3-rc-1 available for testing
Voxxed notes that Groovy is back to business with its 2.4 release
Object Partners writes Keep Calm and Groovy on!
Henrique Lobo Weissmann compares Groovy and Grails to "bridges" technology
Dan Vega shares his thoughtful views on the Groovy & Grails loss of funding from Pivotal
Peter Ledbrook shares his thoughts on the future of Groovy
TheRegister covers the loss of sponsorship from Pivotal of the Groovy and Grails projects
Dustin Marx writes about the total bummer that Pivotal drops Groovy
Koshuke Kawaguchi shares his view that the Groovy project should have a clear governance structure
Mike Miller detects a disturbance in the (Groovy & Grails) force
Groovy and Grails, GR8 without Pivotal writes IntelliGrape's Himanshu Seth
Craig Burke worked on a document builder to create Word and PDF documents in Groovy
The Groovy 2.4 changelog now up on the new Groovy website
A Quora question: "I've started a Grails project, what should I do?"
Another Quora question: why is Pivotal ending sponsorship of Groovy and Grails?
MrHaki's Groovy goodness: take or drop last items of a collection
On building multiple editions of an Android application with Gradle by Hassan Ibraheem
JVM metrics + Grails = awesomeness, by Erwan Arzur
Yamila Moreno comes back on her Groovy 101 series with a post on Groovy, GVM, Gradle, Travis and Jenkins
Using the CIA world fact book with Groovy
Let’s talk commitment: Gradle and version control, by Tim Rosenblatt
The Groovy podcast interviewed Graeme Rocher and Guillaume Laforge
Project lead Graeme Rocher on the future of Grails on JaxEnter
A Grails 3.0 preview by Graeme Rocher, recorded at SpringOne2GX 2014
The quest for the holy Grails by Ken Kousen, recorded at SpringOne2GX 2014
Securing your Grails application, beyond authentication and authorization, by Colin Harrington, recorded at SpringOne2GX 2014
David Carr's latest Ratpack introduction presentation
A fun little demo of Groovy in the browser with GrooScript
Alcatel-Lucent's PaaS solution leverages Groovy as its orchestration language
Andy Clement announces Groovy Eclipse snapshots for Eclipse 4.4 have moved to Groovy 2.4
Graxxia, a mathematics library for Groovy, wrapping commons-math, OpenCSV, GroovyCSV
Jacob Aae Mikkelsen Grails Diary
Dierk König is announcing that Groovy in Action eventually goes to production!
A Twitter poll considers Google, Red Hat, Netflix and Gradleware as best sponsors for the Groovy and Grails projects
Gradleware initiated a twitter hashtag on "why Gradle", to which many contributed. Why do you use Gradle?
Dierk remarks that Groovy 2.4 is as a compelling Android alternative to Java
Sergey Tselovalnikof noticed a funny little banner in Groovy's build!
Groovy 2.4.0 available through GVM
Gradle 2.3-rc-1 available through GVM
Peter Ledbrook is looking forward to seeing the impact of Gradle's new configuration model
Cédric Champeau remarks that positive comments outnumber FUD by an order of magniture
Cédric Champeau announces the changes in versions in the Github branches following up the release of Groovy 2.4
Performance improvements against Groovy 2.4 when Dierk König is running the self testing listings of Groovy in Action
Iván López thinks Google should sponsor the Groovy and Grails projects, especially now that Groovy 2.4 supports the Android platform
Florent Biville thinks since Groovy supports Android, Google should hire the Groovy and Grails teams
GradleWare offers two free O'Reilly e-books on Gradle
Erik Pragt shares a glimpse into the new Asciidoctor-based Geb documentation
The Groovy Light Table client is not dead says Magnus Rundberget
Marco Vermeulen is making progress on the GVM security access for vendors
Antonio Goncalves tweets that a Maven pom.xml with the GMaven plugin and hundreds lines of Groovy code is probably by someone who wanted to use Gradle but couldn't
SpringOne2GX 2015 has been announced, with 4 Groovy and Grails tracks, in Washington DC on Sept 14th-17th