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Grails 1.2 Released


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Grails 1.2 final has just been released. Here’s the announcement too. If anyone is not sure how to do the upgrade just follow the steps below:

  1. Download Grails 1.2
  2. Extract the zip and update your GRAILS_HOME system variable
  3. Check that the update took but running grails (without any command line options) at a terminal
  4. On each of your projects run “grails clean” followed by “grails upgrade” and follow the prompts

jClouds – Cloud integration framework

Recently I’ve been dabbling around with some cloud computing stuff, I started looking at the Amazon offering however found it to be too expensive, more recently I heard about Rackspace Cloud which is far cheaper and allows me to play around a little without too much cost.

Anyway, I just saw a post of the Rackspace Cloud blog which mentions some external frameworks, the most interesting for me was jClouds. It leverages all the tools I love…

  • Rackspace Cloud Servers and Files integration
  • Maven build
  • Apache licensing
  • Very simple to use
  • also contains api’s for Amazon

I haven’t tested it out as yet but I will be soon, it looks good, currently I find the Rackspace provided Java APIs to be a little complex and undocumented so I am really looking forward to playing around with this.