Web Application Framework
A first release candidate of Grails 1.3 is now available.
Grails is a dynamic web application framework built on Java and Groovy. It aims to provide convention-based development whilst leveraging existing knowledge on APIs Java developers have been using for years.
Grails 1.3 RC 1 introduces support for Groovy 1.7, which includes new features like anonymous and nested class support, and the ability to access outer context from a nested class.
Grails 1.3 now uses JUnit 4 to run tests, and has full support for publishing plugins to, and reading plugins from, Maven compatible repositories. Alongside this Maven repository support, developers can now declare plugin dependencies using the Ivy DS. GORM now includes new methods to check whether an object has been modified.
Please see the Change Log for more information.