Friday, February 29, 2008

Battlefield Heroes

I can't wait to play this!

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Grails 1.0 Released

Graeme Rocher, from G2One Inc., announced the release of Grails 1.0 this morning. The release notes are available from

If you're a Java person and aren't familiar with Grails or Groovy for that matter, you should definitely check out Grails. Grails is a rapid web application development framework based on convention over configuration. It is designed MUCH like Ruby-on-Rails, but built using Groovy as a language. The main benefits of this approach is that Groovy is based on Java; which means it looks and feels like Java. This helps introduce it to a team and lower the learning curve. The other benefit is that it builds down to a WAR file that you can deploy into any old application server. No special hackery required. This is important when deploying it into a very 'enterprisey' environment.

Also, the internals of Grails and how it works are not based on it's own invented voodoo. Grails uses Spring, Hibernate, and Acegi internally. Good stuff...