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Groovy 1.8.0 is Final!

Jessica Thornsby

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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