If you've any interest in the Groovy language or using Grails for web development, feel free to check it out!
New features include:
Looks like an impressive release and I'll certainly be playing with it later this week . . .
You can download it here.
I'm really excited to see the developments in Grails 1.1 and Groovy 1.6 and have a feeling that Gr8 will be like the inaugural cf.Objective() back in 2006. The schedule only has a single track, looks a bit rough and ready and is in Denmark, but with the project leads for Groovy and Grails I have a feeling that it'll be an awesome opportunity to get involved with the community at a very early stage (according to O'Reilly there were only a handful of Groovy books sold in 2008 and I have a feeling it's going to explode over the next year or two). I'm still playing with the technology but I'm already interested in writing some plugins and would look to start to commit to Grails once I get familiar with the code base.
Anywho, if you're looking to check out one of the most promising technologies for "low ceremony" development on the JVM, maybe I'll see you at GR8?
Oh, and I'll be taking the red-eye Saturday night from NYC, so if anyone wants to hang in Copenhagen Sunday 17th for a bit to talk Domain Specific Modeling, ColdFusion or Groovy/Grails, drop me a line and we'll figure something out!
Whatever I learn I'm hoping to back port to ColdFusion - ideally as part of the Coldbox framework (If Luis, Sana and the rest of the team don't beat me to it), but in the meantime, expect to see a bunch of n00b level articles on Groovy and Grails as I try to document what I'm learning and hopefully create a useful resource for anyone else interested in playing with the Grails framework.