Welcome in Maven Tools for Grails. We, at OCTO Technology, are using Grails more and more often to rapidly develop web applications compatible with JEE standards. Even if we love Grails we found that some pieces were missing to have a real adoption of Grails in a corporate environment. It's why we initiated this project to try to make its adoption easier.No news found.
The first limitation we found with Grails is that it doesn't provide an easy integration with Maven 2. Even if Grails is a killer framework to develop web applications in a productive and innovative fashion, in a corporate environment, we often find Maven to unify how projects are being built and moreover to create modular applications. Maven proposes several features that are cruelly missing to the build mechanism of Grails (ANT in legacy versions and GANT for now) :
You'll find over the web several articles talking about the difficulties of using Grails in a Maven environment :
To solve this problem, we began to develop a plugin for Maven which allows you to build a Grails project inside Maven. Furthermore, you'll benefit from all the features of Maven 2. You'll be able to use a new library in your web application by just adding a dependency in your POM.
For all these reasons, we've started this project, and we plan to have several releases this summer.
To learn more about the plugin, and how to use it, please read the documentation on the Maven-generated site.
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