Every Monday, we take a step back and look at all the cool stuff that went down during the previous week. Last week, we saw the proposal of Project Lanai, the arrival of Grails 4 and lots more. Let’s have a look.
It’s been a long time since Grails got a big update – over four years. Grails 4 doesn’t just update the minimum dependencies and improve startup time and memory use, but also brings Micronaut into the spotlight.
After hosting sessions during their successful tracks at SpringOne2GX, Guillaume Laforge and Graeme Rocher of Groovy and Grails delivered the upcoming strategies of the language and framework partnership that continues to ride the funding rollercoaster.
The newest version of Groovy is here and with it, a mini makeover under their new custodians. The Apache Software Foundation is now looking after “Apache Groovy” with version 2.4.4 offering some critical bugfixes and maintenance.
The embattled Grails framework has proudly produced Grails 3.0, a completely re-written project piggybacking on Spring Boot and Gradle. The release also marks the end of the line for Grails staff at software giant Pivotal.
Groovy fans rejoice: a move to the Apache Software Foundation is now confirmed. To alleviate concerns about his recent Restlet role, founder Guillaume Laforge has announced that the Groovy project will be moving, with news breaking today of the successful submission.
As Pivotal’s final weeks of Groovy sponsorship draw to an end, the latest developments show a promising outlook in terms of new funding and movement. But who is set to take up the Groovy sponsorship reigns and what are the expectations for the jump?
Does open source need to be profitable? Lukas Eder weighs in on the open source funding debate, following Pivotal’s surprise decision to cut support for Groovy and Grails.
Following Pivotal’s surprise decision to withdraw support from Groovy and Grails, Graeme Rocher, project lead of Grails at Pivotal, spoke to us about the future of the web development framework.
Pivotal have announced they are withdrawing their support of Groovy and the accompanying Grails framework after their next major releases in March.
Groovy-ing it up since 2008, Griffon has released a number of changes to its Grails-inspired platform for JVM applications.
Built around the Java 8 compatible version of the IDE, the new Spring Tools are swept of bugs and fine tuned with a host of new features.
Is it only a matter of time before we see this alternative language crossing over into the mainstream?
In this live coding session from JAXConf 2013, Jeff Scott Brown, senior engineer at Pivotal, will demonstrate how to build the basics of a Twitter-like application using Grails and JMS. By bringing together Spring, JMS, and Java persistence techniques, Jeff reviews some advanced tips for constructing Grails apps that go beyond simple CRUD applications. Filmed by Marakana – www.marakana.com