Finding a good Java hosting service that supported Groovy and Grails was always a difficult task. However with Google App Engine’s support for Grails, hosting Grails apps has also now been drastically simplified.
Grails 1.1.1 promises a boost in the performance of Groovy Server Pages (GSP). Grails 1.1.1 release follows yesterday’s Groovy 1.6.3 release.
Today we are pleased to announce the availability of Grails 1.1.1 which whilst providing many incremental improvements over Grails 1.1 also introduces official support for Google AppEngine.
Groovy itself has been running on AppEngine since its launch, but we had to make a few tweaks here and there in Grails to make Grails applications run on AppEngine.
Included in this is the introduction of an AppEngine plugin which replaces Hibernate with JDO (and soon JPA) for persistence in order to take advantage of Google’s DataStore API. The AppEngine plugin also integrates the AppEngine development environment with Grails so that you can run your Grails application locally inside the AppEngine container whilst still benefiting from hot reloading support…
The Grails and AppEngine combination is already the most productive combination you can use to deploy Java applications to AppEngine, but we are not finished yet…
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