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Groovy 1.8.0 is Final!

Jessica Thornsby
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PLUS, Spring Social 1.0.0 M3, and Google Docs Comes to Android.

Groovy 1.8.0 is final!

After four betas and four release candidates, the Groovy team
have announced version 1.8.0. This final release introduces new
Domain-Specific Language authoring capabilities, built-in JSON
support, and new functional programming aspects of closures.
Currying improvements have been backported to recent releases of
Groovy version 1.7, and new AST transformations have been
introduced, which allows the user to hook into the process of the
Groovy compiler reading source code, building AST from it and
putting the AST into bytecode. More information on all the changes
in 1.8.0 is available at the Release Notes.

Spring Social 1.0.0 M3 Builds on Twitter
Binding

The third milestone of Spring Social 1.0.0 has been
announced. Spring Social allows users to integrate APIs exposed as
SaaS providers into their applications. This milestone expands the
Java binding to Twitter’s REST API and introduces a new provider
signin controller, which enables a user to sign into an application
through a SaaS provider account. Spring Social 1.0.0 M3 also
supports use in an Android environment. More information is
available at the Changelog.

GroovyServ 0.7 Released

Version 0.7 of GroovyServ is now available. GroovyServ attempts to
speed up Groovy’s startup time by pre-invoking Groovy as a server.
With this release, users can see the CLASSPATH information of a
groovyserver at startup message, and the “-server” of JVM option
has been experimentally added to groovyserver. There is also a
list of bug fixes.

Security Fixes for Virgo, Gemini and SpringSource dm
Server

SpringSource have released new versions of Eclipse Virgo, Gemini
Web and SpringSource dm Server, which all integrate the Tomcat
6.0.32 security fixes. In addition to the Tomcat fixes, Virgo 2.1.1 upgrades the OSGi web container to
Gemini Web 1.1.1.RELEASE; and Gemini Web 1.1.1 upgrades the SpringSource dm
Server utilities to Virgo 2.1.1.RELEASE utilities.

Google Docs Comes to Android

Google have released a Google Docs app for Android. The app allows
users to edit, upload and share documents from their Android
smartphone. Users can also upload and convert files to the Google
Docs format, and take a photo of printed text and convert it to a
Google document.

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