You can probably tell by the title that I am trying to cram too much into one blog post, but anyway there you go..
First off, we released Grails 1.0 RC1 there first of a few release candidates that will go out before 1.0 final. Check out the release notes for all the good stuff in this release.
Second, JetBrains have released IntelliJ IDEA 7.0. What was simply the best Java IDE on the planet is now also simply the best Groovy/Grails IDE on the planet. Congrats to the JetBrains guys and check it out.
Finally, today was day 1 of the Skills Matter's Grails eXchange conference which went well. It has the feel of some of the No Fluff conferences I've been to and it is great to have so many people excited about Groovy & Grails in one place. Big thanks to Skills Matter for organising it all.