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”.
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.
Groovy 2.4 has restored part of the JVM language’s mojo – this latest release is the first to officially provide support for running Groovy on Android.
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.
Oracle’s latest Java releases have thrown a spanner in the works for several third-party tools.
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.