Groovy Weekly #54
This week’s edition of Groovy Weekly is a bit peculiar, as the big news of the week is Pivotal’s announcement that it will stop funding the Groovy and Grails projects.
As a result those popular Open Source projects are now seeking a new home!
You can read Guillaume Laforge’s and Graeme Rocher’s announcements to hear a bit more about the story. And if your company is interested in further funding the projects, please don’t hesitate to get in touch!
- Gradle Groovy Android plugin 0.3.5 updated with new coordinates
- The axion-release-plugin hits 1.0, a “release” plugin for Gradle
- Groovy-Macro-Methods 0.3.0 with huge optimizations
- Groovy Grails Tool Suite 3.6.3 SR1 released fixing a security vulnerability
- Grain 0.6.3 released with updated Asciidoctor
- Pivotal announces the end of the funding of the Groovy and Grails projects
- Guillaume Laforge’s announcement about Pivotal’s end of sponsorship of the Groovy and Grails projects
- Graeme Rocher’s announcement regarding the end of the funding of the Groovy and Grails projects by Pivotal
- Pivotal’s FAQ on the end of sponsorship of the Groovy and Grails projects
- Cédric Champeau wrote a guest blog post on TeamCity’s blog about how Groovy uses TeamCity
- Cédric Champeau of Groovy fame would love to continue to work on Groovy full time, but he’s soon gonna be for hire otherwise, catch him if you get a chance!
- Ken Kousen’s lovely post on why Groovy and Grails community matters, opportunities ahead!
- Peter Ledbrook details why you should use Gradle
- Groovy listed in the top 20 of RedMonk’s programming language rankings of January 2015
- Reset your H2 database for a clean state between functional tests with the help of Spock and Groovy traits
- A lively imaginary discussion on interfaces, abstract classes, multiple inheritance by Uncle Bob, which may make you think Groovy traits might be the answer
- The ins and outs of Gradle, by Jessica Thornsby, from an Android perspective
- Voxxed published a master-post to guide Java developers choosing a new JVM language, including Groovy in the list
- Publishing Gradle Android library to JCenter repository by Jernej Virag
- Anton Arhipov thinks what’s happening could be a new beginning for Groovy and Grails
- Victor Grazi interviewed Guillaume Laforge on Pivotal’s decision with regards to Groovy and Grails
- Guillaume Laforge interviewed by Voxxed on the “sad and odd decision by Pivotal to set Groovy adrift”
- InfoQ SpringOne2GX coverage:
- Rethinking API design with traits, by Cédric Champeau
- Testing Java, Groovy, Spring and web applications with Spock, by Peter Niederwieser
- Scalable Big Data stream processing with Storm and Groovy, by Eugene Dvorkin
- SpringOne2GX 2014 replay from the Spring.IO blog
- How to get Groovy with Java 8 by Peter Ledbrook
- Android and Groovy, a winning pair? by Cédric Champeau
- Experiences using Grails in a microservice architecture by Jeff Beck
- Dan Woods introduction to Ratpack in this O’Reilly webcast
- Slides of the Grails Centro meetup on the Grails API toolkit by Owen Rubel
- All the Grails release notes are now available on Github
- Pedal-Loader is a Groovy DSL for data loading and an attractive substitute to db-unit
- A work-in-progress of the future Grails static web site, forked from Groovy’s new website
- The GrooScript’s documentation is almost finished, any feedback?
- Jacob Aae Mikkelsen’s Grails Diary
- Stephan Janssen, founder of Devoxx predicts that 2015 will be the year Red Hat hires the Groovy and Grails teams and embraces their communities
- Latest Gradle Groovy Android plugin available on Bintray and the Gradle plugin portal
- Guillaume Laforge’s duck typing joke in the age of quantum computing
- Rohit Kelapure answers yes to the question of pushing Ratpack apps on Cloud Foundry out of the box
- GrooScript is aiming a 1.0 release by the end of January
- Arnaud Héritier is supporting Groovy saying “Je Suis Groovy”, in echo to recent tragic terrorists attacks in France
- Jeff Brown reminds us that the main focus for the Groovy and Grails teams are to secure the technologies’ future
- Burt Beckwith suggesting being fast to get a chance to snap the talented Groovy and Grails teams!
- Andy Wilkinson reminds us some developers believe that software costs nothing to produce
- Dean Iverson notes that the Pivotal’s divesting doesn’t make Groovy any less useful