This 72th edition is being authored live from the Hackergarten session at GR8Conf Europe 2015, in Copenhagen (Denmark), where Groovy hackers are working on various contributions to the Groovy and Grails ecosystem, updating Grails 2 plugins to Grails 3, crafting a Groovy UI builder for Android, or work on some Gradle plugins. A busy evening!
It’s been a little long while coming, but Groovy in Action 2nd edition has just been sent to the printers! And the ebook formats will also be available this week!
Ratpack 0.9.17 released with new session support
SwissKnife 1.3.1 released with Android Res injection and better Parcelable support
Immutable infrastructure made easy with a Gradle plugin
Groovy, in the light of Java 8, presented by Guillaume Laforge at Devoxx Belgium (registration required, but otherwise free content)
Documentation brought to life with Asciidoctor and Gradle, presented by Markus Schlichting at Greach
Marco Vermeulen on the Groovy enVironment Manager, 2015 edition, at Greach
Groovy Transformers: more than meets the eye by Ivan Lopez at Greach
Groovy past and future by Jochen Theodorou at Greach
Claus Ibsen shares a video of Groovy, Grails and Apache Camel
Groovy in Action 2nd edition has been sent to the printers! eBook versions available this week!
Object Computing Inc announces Dave Klein and Collin Harrington are joining the Grails team
Schalk Cronjé learned about Shoogr at GR8Conf Europe and is thinking about integration with Groovy VFS
Dan Woods believes Ratpack and Spring Cloud is as natural a marriage as cloud native gets
Add LiveReload support to your Ratpack app development
CardShifter's been a happy user of Groovy for its game design work
Yann Le Moigne is looking for feedback for two of his Ratpack modules
GVM mentions some alternative names getting traction
Dierk König tells us that Groovy in Action 2nd edition will be 912 pages long
Create a REST API fake with Groovy, using npm faker and JSON server
Eugene Kamenev shares the code of a Spring Boot and OrientDB app in Groovy
Eugene Kamenev is working on Groovy wrappers around OrientDB's APIs
Groovy in Action 2nd edition comes with 10 thousand lines of code tested automatically, notes Dierk König
Groovy Podcast episode 13 published
GR8Conf Europe 2015 is literally around the corner, as the conference will start next week in Copenhagen! I’m really excited to be joining the usual flock of Groovy afictionados and talk all things Groovy.
Speaking of conferences, lots of new videos and accompanying slide decks have been released, so there are hours of binge watching ahead!
By now, I think I can stop reminding you about the move of Groovy from Codehaus to the Apache Software Foundation? (and the move of the mailing-lists, issue tracker, sources, etc.)
Ken Kousen recounts his upcoming Groovy-related events and activities
Awesome Groovy crosses 100 stars and counting on Github
GVM is thinking about changing its name, cast your vote!
Jacob Aae Mikkelsen's Grails Diary week #21
Presentations — special Greach 2015 coverage
Grooscript in action by Jorge Franco
Andrés Almiray presented about the Groovy ecosystem
Sport store chain Decathlon built its social network with Grails, presented by Antonio de la Torre and Alonso Torres Ortiz
Advanced microservice concerns by Steve Pember
Beyond Gradle 2.0 by René Gröschke
Idiomatic Gradle plugin writing by Schalk Cronjé
Building Android apps with Gradle by René Gröschke
Documentation brought to life with Asciidoctor and Gradle by Markus Schlichting
Marco Vermeulen gives a status update on the Groovy enVironment Manager in 2015
Securing Ratpack by Jeff Beck
Göran Ehrsson on cutting your Grails app to pieces with feature plugins
Burt Beckwith shares interesting nuggets found during Grails development
Robin Bramley suggest an ideal Groovy snack for the break!
Erik Pragt shares a script to check the health status of a Grails 3 app
A "fintech" startup in London is looking for developers with Groovy, Grails and mobile experience
The GR8Conf Android application has been updated to display next week's European edition!
Last week, Codehaus has gone the way of the dodo. The lights are switching off. A page is turning.
So please remember 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 Apache Git repository is now the new mainline, but you can contribute pull requests on the new Apache Groovy Github mirror. Be sure to update all your bookmarks, and register on the new mailing-list!
Beside that, there’s one particular item in the news below that I’d like to highlight here, that’s the great and thourough presentation on Spock. If you want to learn the latest and greatest about Spock 1.0, that’s the slide deck you must have a look at!
Gretty 1.2.3 released
Igor Shults shares the list of Groovy versions for each version of Grails
Jacob Severson talks about dependable microservices via Cloud Foundry's Lattice and Grails 3
Brendon Anderson shares his feedback on his first Ratpack application
The Groovy-Programming blog post features an article on Google Analytics measurement protocol in Groovy
David Dawson explains how to build a Grails application based on a hexagonal architecture
The Groovy Algorithms blog features a post on a model implementation of frequent pattern mining
Algorithms in Groovy blog post on the top 5 that makes Groovy scripting loveable
Jacob Aae Mikkelsen's Grails Diary week 20
The Gradle GVM SDK vendor plugin is now available in the Gradle plugin portal
The last month in GUM news
The curated Groovy Dev Weekly news
Marcin Zajączkowski gave an excellent and detailed presentation on smarter testing Java code with Spock, with lots of Spock 1.0 coverage. A must see to master Spock!
From the GeeCon conference:
Iván López shares the slides and code of his Grails presentation
Álvaro Sánchez-Mariscal shares the slides and code of his Ratpack presentation and workshop
From Devoxx France (but in French!):
“Plugin Gradle, prenez le contrôle du build”, by Cédric Champeau and Eyal Lezmy
"Groovy et son process de release" by Guillaume Laforge, Cédric Champeau and Frédéric Simon
From Greach, stateless authentication for microservices with Spring Security in Grails, by Álvaro Sánchez-Mariscal
Ken Kousen published a Groovy Fundamentals video course for O'Reilly Media
Craig Burke believes that Grails 3 custom scripts can prove useful for generating Grails / Angular.JS CRUD apps
Dierk König says that Groovy in Action 2nd ed offers the first full description of Groovy as a static language, covering static compilation, static type checking, and type checking extensions
The Gradle summit early bird ends Friday