After several release candidates and years of work, welcome the latest version of Groovy: version 3.0. This Java-syntax-compatible language hits a new milestone and adds plenty of improvements and brand new capabilities. The biggest change in Apache Groovy 3.0 is the new parser, Parrot, which adds support for additional syntax and new language features.
It’s not even been a year since Gradle 5.1 arrived in January, and yet here we are staring down the next major release: Gradle 6.0. This latest release of the build-automation software brings much improved features for dependency management, faster incremental compilation for Java and Groovy, support for Java 13, as well as out of the box support for javadoc and source jars. And that’s not all, so let’s take a closer look!
Gradle 5.6 is here, and is the last of the 5.x versions, so it’s a bit bigger than your average minor update. Among the changes are improvements to speed up Groovy compilation, a new plugin for Java test fixtures, and better management of plugin versions in multi-project builds. There’s also an important security update. Let’s take a closer look at what’s changed.
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.
Groovy moves and grooves right back to the top 20 for the TIOBE Index. What else is shaking on this programming pop chart? Well, Java continues to rock, TypeScript took a bit of a tumble, and SQL is going steady.
Our IDE series continues with Groovy. This chilled out language packs a powerful punch for dynamic programming. Today, we take a look at the top 5 IDEs for Groovy.
The veteran of the JVM languages is here with a brand new release stuffed with groundbreaking enhancements and a promising roadmap! Here, we have a look at the highlights of the latest release and we go over some remaining issues.
Learning the syntax of a new language is easy, but learning to think under a different paradigm is hard.
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?
Many commentators are weighing in on Pivotal’s recent decision to withdraw support for Groovy, and a number of open source advocates have come out in defence of the JVM language. Lukas Eder argues it was “doomed to fail”.