Blog from March, 2011

It is this time of the year: GR8Conf Europe 2011 is ready to rock the Groovy world!

Register now to save €300 with the Early Bird rate!

Three days packed with Groovy, Grails, Griffon, Gradle, Spock, GPars, Gaelyk, AST transformations, GContracts, Grails Plugins development, and lots of other gr8 stuff.

This year, the conference is growing. We kick of the conference with a university day, with two tracks, one intermediate and one advanced, with workshops and hands-on training:

  • The intermediate will kickstart your Groovy and Grails development skills with a Groovy workshop, followed by a Grails workshop.
  • The advanced track will feature an AST transformations workshop, followed by a Grails plugin development workshop.

Note: The university day is optional, if you only want to attende the two main conference days.

The conference agenda will feature updates from Groovy, Grails, Griffon, Gradle, Spock and others, by the founders and developers of these tools and frameworks.

You will learn all about those groovy-powered project of the ecosystem from the horse’s mouth. If you want to meet and chat with guys like Guillaume Laforge, Jochen “blackdrag” Theodorou, Paul King, Dierk König and Hamlet D’Arcy (Groovy), like Andres Almiray (Griffon), like Peter Ledbrook and Burt Beckwith (Grails), like Peter Niederwieser (Gradle and Spock), or Václav Pech (GPars), and many more, this is the best opportunity for you to interact with the gang!

There will be case studies from various companies, telling about real life projects, and there will be lots of sessions covering various topics in the Groovy ecosystem. To cram this in to two days, the conference is going to be two-tracked, compared to the previous editions.

To top it off, we feature Hackergarten — an open event, where you can come and hack your favorite Open Source project. You can attend even if you are not a conference attendee!

The conference takes place in Copenhagen, Denmark, on May 17th-19th.

You can benefit from the interesting Early Bird rate until April 14th and save €300! That’s a bargain you shouldn’t miss!

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We’re looking forward to meeting you there!

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The Groovy development team is pleased to announce the joint releases of Groovy 1.7.10 and Groovy 1.8-RC-3.

Due to some hiccup during the release process, not all the fixes we had intended to bundle were part of the 1.7.9 release, so this newer drop fills the gap and brings back all the changes we had previously announced. And on the front of the Groovy 1.8-RC-3 release, we fixed a potential synchronization issue that may affect users of ExpandoMetaClasses. Those two releases are basically just bug-fix releases.

You can download Groovy 1.7.10 and Groovy 1.8-RC-3 here:

And have a look at the JIRA release notes:

Thanks a lot for continuing your test-driving of the 1.8 release candidate!

The Groovy development team is pleased to announce the joint releases of Groovy 1.7.9 and the second release candidate for Groovy 1.8.

In those two releases, we essentially focused on bug fixes.

We'd appreciate if you could test this release candidate with your applications, to report any issue or regression you may find.
Your help is needed and will be very much appreciated.
Unless critical bugs or regressions are found, this second RC should be the last before the final release in a couple of weeks from now.

You can download Groovy 1.7.9 and Groovy 1.8-rc-2 here:

And have a look at the JIRA release notes:

Thanks for your help test driving that Release Candidate.