Friday, October 31, 2008

Grails wins RAD Race 2008

Paul Bakker blogged recently about winning the QNH RAD Race 2008 using Grails! On his blog he explains clearly that while Grails improves productivity dramatically also the architecture would work for large projects.

Jamie Craane - who partnered with Paul - also blogged about his impressions.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Grails article in Java Magazine

My article about Grails was published in the latest edition of Java Magazine. Java Magazine is an independent magazine (in Dutch language) which has a circulation of 5200 paid subscriptions in the Benelux.

If you understand Dutch you can download the article here.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Xtemplates Plugin Released

I've just released the Xtemplates Plugin in the Grails Plugins repository.

This Grails plugin increases the customization capabilities of the scaffolding templates. The default scaffolding templates are limited to generate list, create, edit and show views. With the xtemplates plugin you can generate any number of views. In the xtemplates generation process also a runtime loaded Helper class (which can be customized just like the templates) is binded so you can execute any code in the generation process.

I think both improvements would be a good candidate to be added to Grails core!

Just get started with installing the plugin:

grails install-plugin xtemplates

And then install the xtemplates:

grails install-xtemplates

The templates will be installed under \src\xtemplates\scaffolding
After changing the xtemplates you can use the following xgenerate commands:

grails uber-xgenerate
grails xgenerate-all
grails xgenerate-controller
grails xgenerate-views