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Groovy and Grails Updates for STS 2.8.0 M1

Jessica Thornsby

PLUS, Eclipse plans 10th Birthday celebrations, and Griffon 0.9.3 with improved support.

Groovy and Grails Updates for SpringSource Tool Suite
2.8.0 M1

The first milestone of SpringSource Tool Suite 2.8.0 has
been released. SpringSource Tool Suite 2.8.0 M1 mainly includes
updates for Groovy and Grails developers, adding support for Grails
2.0.0.M1 and enhancing the DSL support for Grails 2.0.0.M1. This
milestone runs on JDK 1.7.0, including Spring Roo 1.1.5, and
updates to Maven 3.0.3 and Mylyn version 3.6.1. SpringSource Tool
Suite 2.8.0 M1 ships with the latest version of vFabric tc Server
Developer Edition, 2.5.1, and as-you-type validation has been
added. More information is available at the New and Noteworthy.


Code Conjurer 2.0 for Eclipse Indigo

Version 2.0 of the Code Conjurer
software reuse tool has been released. The Code Conjurer Eclipse
plugin brings the functionality of the merobase.com software search
engine to the Eclipse IDE. When the background agent is enabled,
Code Conjurer locates and recommends reusable software components
that are suitable for the programming project in question. The user
can then explore these recommendations by expanding its tree and
inspecting the source code. Code Conjurer can also analyse
components using various clustering techniques, and creates a
characteristic group picture.

Code Conjurer 2.0 requires the Eclipse Indigo release.


Eclipse to Celebrate 10th Birthday with New

Eclipse is approaching its 10th Birthday, and Ian Skerrett has
announced that they are planning to celebrate the event with a
new graphic for the website, which may also be
used on t-shirts. A CrowdSpring project has already been created to
collect ideas for this Eclipse 10th Birthday graphic. The winning
design will receive a $500 prize. Deadline for submissions is
August 21st, 2011.


Griffon 0.9.3 Improves Java Support

Version 0.9.3 of the Griffon framework, has
been released. This release improves the Java support, with current
project lead Andres Almiray stating it is now possible to write a
Griffon application in 98% Java, and that all artifacts, and event
and lifecycle handlers can also be written in Java. The jumpstart
archetype is now fully aware of Java source code, and Griffon 0.9.3
includes GDSL and DSLD descriptors for both Eclipse and IDEA. More
information, is available at the Release Notes.

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