First let me say happy new year to all readers. I myself have just got back into the swing of things after spending some family time over in Spain.
It is nice to get back and see that even though with the holiday period the good stuff coming out of the Groovy and Grails community doesn't stop.
First up we have the announcement from the Pragmatic (almost mistyped that Programmatic!) Programmers that, shock/horror, they don't just do Ruby books, but have announced 2 new Groovy books: Groovy Recipes by Scott Davis and Programming Groovy by Venkat - thee of the unpronounceable surname ;-)
Next, for those of you who haven't been following Glen Smith's exploits in producing his Grails based blog called Gravl, checkout the latest screencast its looking really awesome. In the spirit of consuming ones own dog food, once he has done I may well migrate to Gravl!
As for the Grails 1.0 release we were supposed to ship that by the end of the year, but with the Groovy release coming a bit later and our aims to deliver a really high quality to release we decided to push it back a bit. The target is this month sometime so stay tuned.