Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Pre JavaOne

Well, I'm fortunate enough to be in San Francisco for this years JavaOne confrence. I'm going to try and update my blog throughout the day on some of the highlights. Last night I went to the G2One meetup and listend to Guillaume Laforge give the state of the union on the Groovy and Grails community. There is a lot of excitement around booth of these communities and rightfully so. They are really cranking and getting a solid community behind them. Some interesting takeways from last night:

  • Groovy is going to be making several releases of the coming months, hoping to get to 2.0 by the end of the year.
  • Groovy has really been focusing on their performance and plans to improve it even more.
  • Grails has some really nice new features coming down the pipe for 1.1
Some other tidbids include
  • Look for support for Groovy/Grails in NetBeans 6.5
  • LinkedIn is using Grails to build one of their new services and been really happy with it and it's integration with their legacy systems.
  • Contegix has selected Grails as their platform of choice and talked about why.
It was a good start last night, and thanks to the G2One and NFJS folks for throwing a really nice function. More to come today on Day one at the concfrence.

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