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SpringSource Unveils Latest Versions of Groovy and Grails

SpringSource, the leader in enterprise Java, and the company behind Groovy and Grails technologies, today announced the availability of Grails 1.1, a rapid web application development framework based on Groovy and Spring. The company also released Groovy 1.6, the powerful and very popular dynamic language for the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) that provides seamless integration with Java.

Grails 1.1 simplifies and accelerates web application development, enabling developers to focus on delivering new applications and capabilities to customers at a much quicker rate than complex and bloated application infrastructure alternatives. The new release provides a deeper integration with Spring by adding Spring namespace support and standalone usage of Grails Object Relational Mapping inside Spring MVC. It also provides tighter integration with the Java ecosystem through support for key build tools such as Maven and Ant + Ivy. Additionally, Grails 1.1 provides greater support for the vibrant plug-in community with key plug-in features such as global plug-ins, transitive plug-in resolution and modular plug-in development.

“The performance we have seen from Grails has been extremely encouraging, especially against other rapid development frameworks,” said Paul Fisher, manager of technology for Wired.com. “Grails can be useful for both the novice developer, who is new to any kind of web development, and the seasoned Java developer. This simplicity has enabled us to streamline a process that previously involved redundant work between back-end and front-end developers.”

Groovy 1.6 provides greater compile-time and runtime performance improvements, abstract syntax tree (AST) transformations that support transformation annotations, and out-of-the-box support for OSGi. Groovy also enables developers to extend the Java platform to create embedded Domain-Specific Languages that express unique business concepts in a readable and maintainable fashion.

“Both releases are driven by our mission to help developers be more productive and agile, delivering a seamless experience throughout the application lifecycle,” said Rod Johnson, CEO of SpringSource. “There’s now a whole ecosystem for developers to rapidly build, run and manage a new generation of Web and enterprise Java applications.”

Grails 1.1 also provides incremental improvements to key components and an increased level of performance and robustness due to its foundations on Spring - clearly differentiating it from its competitors such as Django and Ruby on Rails.

Groovy 1.6 dramatically streamlines the code needed to express certain patterns and opens the language to let developers write more expressive business rules. All of this is done without compromising on the seamless integration with Java and with a higher level of performance than previous releases.

Spring, Groovy and Grails are three of the most popular application infrastructure solutions in the world. Groovy is one of the most popular alternative languages for the Java Virtual Machine (JVM), reaching up to 70,000 downloads per month. Adoption of Grails has also soared, with downloads racing from 7,000 to 70,000 per month in the past year. In November 2008, SpringSource acquired G2One Inc., the company behind the popular Groovy and Grails technologies, and now offers global enterprise support for developers and IT operations that utilize Groovy and Grails applications.

To download the latest community versions of Groovy and Grails, and learn more about related support offerings, visit (www.grails.org).

To view the Wired.com case study in its entirety, please visit http://www.springsource.com/files/Wired.com%20Case%20study.pdf.

On March 19, 2009, SpringSource is hosting a webinar, “Building Twitter with Grails in 40 Minutes.” The webinar, lead by Graeme Rocher, will teach participants how to construct a basic Grails project with Spring-based domain objects and how to incorporate messaging and persistence into your Grails application. Register for the webinar online.

About SpringSource

SpringSource is the enterprise Java leader. The company builds Java infrastructure software which eliminates the complexity of enterprise Java. SpringSource created Spring, the de facto standard platform to build, run and manage enterprise Java applications. SpringSource also employs the leading committers for Apache Tomcat and is the leading Tomcat support provider. SpringSource software has been designed from the ground up for complete portability and scalability for today’s data center and for next-generation virtualized, grid and cloud deployments. Nearly half of the Global 2000, including many of the world’s leading retail, financial services, manufacturing, healthcare, technology and public sector clients are SpringSource customers. For more information visit: www.springsource.com.

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