Eric Helgeson

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26 Aug 2017
Practical Grails 3 - 0.8 Release

Hello, Everyone! I’m excited to announce the 0.8 release of Practical Grails 3!

If you’ve purchased previously you can grab an updated copy.

If you’ve not purchased yet get your copy today!

A HUGE thank you to the 500+ people who purchased early access!


  • Examples updated to Grails 3.2.11.
  • Expand REST API Examples.
  • Front-end Framework section.
  • Authoring Grails Plugins example.
  • Feedback & other minor updates.

Road to 1.0

The outstanding tasks quite small:

  • Editors reviews
  • Multi Tenancy
  • Configuration
  • Logging
  • Early Access Feedback

I’m pleased to announce that 1.0 will be released at the G3 Summit on November 28th, 2018!

See you at G3 Summit!

I’ll be presenting at the G3 Summit this year in Austin, TX - November 28 - December 1st 2018.

  • Better know a Grails Plugin - Thu 7:30 PM

  • Automated Strategies for building & deploying Grails with Gradle - Fri 2:45 PM

Talks abstracts are here:

OCI is offering a $200 discount (ending soon) to G3Summit -

A living book

Please note when you purchase Practical Grails 3 you will receive update through the whole life of Grails 3.x. The book will continue to grow with new features and feedback as Grails grows.

A note on Grails 3.3.x

I’ve been tracking changes to the 3.3.x line though have not updated the book examples yet. The main reason is the build-test-data plugin has not been updated yet to support 3.3.x. We use build-test-data extensively in the examples. Due to this the 1.0 release of the book will be on the latest 3.2.x line.

I am considering moving all build-data related tasks to dru and the new trait testing framework. I would love to hear your feedback on this change.

Note: 0.7 release was a silent release live on the site since June 22nd 2017.


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