Today we are pleased to announce the release of Grails 2.4. This is the final release in the 2.x line of releases and includes a number of significant updates.
In addition to the inclusion of the latest versions of Spring and Groovy there are a number of key new features in this release, including:
- Standalone GORM & GSP - Yes, GORM for Hibernate 4 and GORM for MongoDB can both be used outside of Grails in a Spring Boot application or Groovy script.
- Static Compilation - Using extensions to Groovy’s static compilation features, it is now possible to statically compile many interactions with the Grails framework, including dynamic finders.
- GORM Subqueries - GORM has been enhanced, with extensive support for correlated subqueries.
- New Maven Plugin - The Maven plugin has been rewritten to use Aether for dependency resolution and now works with multiple versions of Grails.
There is a more comprehensive guide to all the new features available on the Grails website.
The focus of our work now shifts to Grails 3.0, which will be a reimagination of the framework you know and love.