New Linux install method
I don’t typically post about updates to our install videos since we try to refresh them several times per year, but the Installing Grails on Linux video has been redone showing how to install Grails using the Groovy Environment Manager (GVM). Traditionally, we have shown the install using the Ubuntu Package Manager, but the Launchpad team has stopped updating their packages beyond Grails 2.2.0, and their current package throws errors when starting the Grails server on Ubuntu 13.x. GVM is a nice tool that let’s you install and switch between several versions of Grails, taking care of all the environment variables for you.
August issue of Grails Academy Magazine
The August issue of our magazine is out and is now viewable on the iPhone as well as iPad. Among the four videos on models, views, controllers, and architecture, is a cool tutorial on how to integrate the Foundation js framework into your views to create forms that support fluid grids and responsive design. The Framework works seamlessly with Grails so you can keep all of your scaffolding in place and just mark up your form elements. Here are all the videos we are featuring this month:
- Models: Using Where-Clause Queries
- Views: Creating Fluid Grid Forms
- Controllers: Calculating Dates – Part 3
- Architecture: Achieving Code Coverage in Unit Tests