Groovy Weekly #29

Keywords for today: beta Groovy website, Gradle roadmap, GR8Conf presentations!


It’s a launch day! The launch of the beta of the Groovy website, mentioned in the news section (and also a bug fix release with Groovy 2.3.4).


In the article section, you’ll find the link to Hans Dockter’s latest post on the Gradle forums which details what you can expect from future Gradle versions, and it’s very promising: think performance, parallelization, caching, sharing and tooling!


In the presentation section, the GR8Conf Europe crew has been editing and publishing the videos of presentations given at last month conference in Denmark. So you have a few hours worth of Groovy content to watch! Also for those in the US, don’t forget that GR8Conf US is fast approaching, at the end of the month!

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Groovy 2.3.4 is out

We're happy to announce the bug-fix release of Groovy 2.3.4.

In store, we continued on our hunt of bugs related to anonymous inner classes, and we have a big work on the compatibility of our AST transformations with static compilation.


You can read the JIRA release notes.

Thanks to all those who contributed to this release!

Keep on Groovy-ing!

A new Groovy website in beta

The past few weeks, the Groovy team has been working on a new website for the project.

Without further ado, let me introduce you to its beta: http://beta.groovy-lang.org.

The website is actually a Groovy and Gradle application that you can fork and help us improve! So don't hesitate to contribute fixes for things like typos or broken English, or suggest new relevant sections, etc. Your help will be welcome. Notice the "improve this doc" buttons on all pages which lead you to the relevant Github page that you can edit live, inline, on Github (if you've got an account already).

This initial design prototype was created by Damien Vitrac, who also designed the Grails website. Big thanks to Damien for this great work!

The site is currently in beta, awaiting your feedback, and some further minor improvements.
You will notice also some links in the documentation leading to 404s as we still have Asciidoctor documentation to write. This is also an area where authors are welcome to give a hand; if there are particular topics you'd like to work on, please raise your hand.

Once we're happy with the state of this website, and also with the related documentation that still needs to be written and linked to, we'll be switching from beta to official mode, and www.groovy-lang.org will become the new home for the Groovy project.
The old wiki documentation from Confluence will be frozen and available in PDF form should you need it.

We're looking forward to your feedback, your suggestions, and more!

Groovy Weekly #28

A big week for the Gradle team as they’ve just announced the final release of Gradle 2.0! It’s of course a very important milestone for the project, and it’s nice to see that the migration to Groovy 2.3 as a baseline.


There are also some updates to Grails, Ratpack, and also the launch of the Spring IO platform that you might be interested in.


You’ll see also a list of job postings for Netflix, where Groovy is deployed at a very large scale and who are always seeking Groovy talents.

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  • Peter Ledbrook recoreded Episode 4 of the Groovy podcast, including an interview with Baruch Sadogursky of JFrog, to discuss Groovy, Gradle, Bintray and more

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Groovy Weekly #27

This week, I’d like to highlight how you can contribute to the Groovy project!


The Groovy core team is a very small team, compared to the huge team a company like Oracle puts behind Java and the JVM, or Microsoft behind its languages and the .Net platform. So all contributions, in any form, count, and are important to the success and evolution of the Groovy language.


If you want to contribute to the code of Groovy, Cédric Champeau recorded a screencast showing how you can set up IntelliJ IDEA to be able to work on the Groovy codebase.


But another key area we’ve been working on for a while is the new Groovy documentation. Peter Ledbrook detailed how you can help us author some sections of the documentation. Like Peter, you can dedicate a bit of your time on a topic of your choice, to further deepen your understanding of a particular area of Groovy and share your knowledge with your peers.


We’re really looking forward for your contributions!

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© 2012 Guillaume Laforge | The views and opinions expressed here are mine and don't reflect the ones from my employer.