Thursday, November 20, 2008

RestoreState Plugin Released

After some posts (1, 2, 3) about remembering/restoring the state of list pages I decided to finally put this functionality in a tiny plugin.

The plugin provides convenient methods to controller classes for remembering state. With the default Grails scaffolding each time you navigate away from a list page (e.g. going to the show page) the state of the list is lost when you return. This can be annoying when you paged to a certain page within the list. A typical use case for this plugin is restoring the pagination state (like offset and sorting) of list pages

Have a look at the plugin page for more information.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Grails on NetBeans

Today NetBeans 6.5 was released. The Groovy and Grails support is really nice. I'm using it for a couple of months now since M1 and I'm really satified. If you haven't tried it and working on Grails projects you really should give NetBeans a go!

Can't wait though on better Groovy and Grails support in Eclipse. Let's see what SpringSource will bring us.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

G2One - the Groovy/Grails company - acquired by SpringSource

Just want to mention I'm really amazed by the latest Groovy/Grails news that SpringSource has acquired G2One - the company (including the developers) behind Groovy/Grails. Congratulations guys!

Perhaps this was the last little push which was needed to get a full enterprise wide adoption of Groovy and Grails.

Also for the community good news. I guess there will be more money and resources available to further improve and enhance both technologies.