Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Grails & Maven Kiss and Make-up with Grails 1.1 Beta 2

So Grails 1.1 Beta 2 is out. Rejoice! There are many new features that are detailed in the release notes. However, one of the main ones in this beta is the new support for Maven.

Regular readers of my blog will probably be aware of my long history as one who, ahem, is not particularily fond of Maven. Granted I am still not particularily fond of Maven, but it is the Christmas period and in the spirit of "why can't we all just get a long" I am proud to say that Grails integrates nicely with Maven now :-)

Peter Ledbrook, core Grails committers, has been tirelessly working away at making the Grails + Maven experience a seamless one. I personally even went as far as installing Maven 2 onto my machine, which was a huge jump for me I can tell you, and I can tell you Peter's done a great job!

As ever we encourage Maven users to give the Maven integration a go and report any issues that you may have with it in JIRA. Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Grails + Spring Integration

Regular readers will recall I mentioned in my announcement of the SpringSource acquisition of G2One that the potential to integrate Grails with more Spring portfolio products is huge. Well, SpringSource colleague Russ Miles has taken the first steps in integrating Grails with Spring Integration 1.0.

For those of you who don't know, Spring Integration is a lightweight way to do message passing through endpoints in a similar way to some of the big ESBs. The article is a precursor to even more exciting stuff involving Spring Integration being made available as a Grails plugin. Watch this space.