Groovy Weekly #68
Remember the Android support of Groovy 2.4? Well, the new New York Times Android application, written in Groovy and using RxJava is now live! If a hugely popular Android app is leveraging Groovy, yours can too!
With Groovy’s move to the Apache Software Foundation, don’t forget to star the new Groovy Github repository!
Reminder about our infrastructure changes, as we move the Groovy project through the incubation process at Apache: the JIRA issue tracker has moved, and don’t forget that the Groovy mailing-lists are also moving. The novelty this week is that the Apache Git repository is now the new mainline, but you can contribute pull requests on the Apache Groovy Github mirror.
Gradle 2.4-rc-1 released with annotation processing with Groovy code
Online presentation service Prezi releases a Haskell plugin for Gradle
MrHaki’s on the writing spree:
Groovy now runs faster on mobile than Java says Grails Info news site
Iván López on talking about Groovy in Vienna
Guillaume Laforge interviewed by Voxxed during Devoxx France, talking about Groovy's Android support, Grails 3.0, Groovy in RESTful APIs and more
Matt Raible interview Jeff Brown on Grails 3, built on Spring Boot and Gradle
The New York Times Android application written in Groovy and using RxJava is now live!
Grails Brasil launches its new website, promising to open source its code base so other user groups can benefit from it
Gradle 2.4-rc-1 available on GVM
Gradle 2.4-rc-1 release notes covers annotation processing of Groovy code
Programmatic browser automation with Geb by Naresha K at the Great Indian Developer Summit
Wtih Groovy moving to Apache, so did its Github repository. Don't forget to star the new Groovy repo on Github!
Dagger developer Jake Wharton mentions support for annotation in Groovy code via generated stubs with Gradle 2.4
GrooScript moved its Groovy Ecosystem demo to a new location
Voxxed mentions Groovy moving to the speed of Java
Dierk König mentions that the script of Groovy in Action, 2nd edition, has over 1600 commits on its private Git repository
Lazybones 0.8.1 available on GVM
Dan Woods highlights Ratpack 0.9.15's Groovy extensions easily transform RxJava Observables into Ratpack Promises
Groovy podcast episode 11 available
The NetBeans team recorded a screencast about Minecraft Forge showcasing its Gradle support
New book, in Portuguese, “Falando de Grails”
Load JSON data into Neo4J with Groovy and Cypher
New improvements to Tim Roes’ Groovy Playground