What a pleasant surprise it was to get back from my holiday to discover that Groovy 1.0 is out. That is pretty awesome stuff, congrats to the core Groovy guys. Great work!
On the Grails front there has been some nice user contributions over the past week including a great tutorial on how to integrate search with Compass, Hibernate and Grails
However, the story doesn't end here with Glen Smith contributing another fantastic article plus source code about how to integrate straight Lucene into a Grails application with his Groogle search engine he developed in Grails. Nice.
Looking ahead we should have Grails 0.4 out by the end of the month which will represent a huge milestone for the project with it being packed with new features. Stay tuned.