Grails 1.1 released
SpringSource have released Grails 1.1, the web application framework which uses the Groovy language. Grails 1.1 has seen numerous improvements; enumerated types and collections of enumerated and basic variable types can now be persisted and the GORM (Grails Object Relational Manager) now offers afterInsert, afterUpdate and afterDelete to complement the existing "before" events.
Other enhancements include default sort orders and batch fetching for persisted classes, a new test framework, simpler data binding and a number of changes to make building, managing and testing Grails applications easier. Plug-in support has also been enhanced, now allowing for plug-ins to be automatically installed for all applications and there is support for multiple plug-in repositories.
According to the release notes, the changes should be "mostly backwards compatible" with the previous Grails release. The GORM is also now available as a standalone component for use outside of Grails.
Grails 1.1 is available to download from the Grails web site.
- Grails and Groovy - The Dynamic Duo for Java, a feature from The H.