25 Grails Plugins tutorials. Vote for your favorites!


I’m shocked. I’ve posted the other entry about 10 grails plugins that I recommend and posted one link at the Grails.org site (link here) and by blog jumped over 6000% on visitors. That is awesome and motivated me to write about plugins. Not only the 10 I wrote, but some others that people commented and others I found at the Grails Wiki Plugins Page.

So, I created a poll in the blog (in the right column) and I’ll write for every plugins listed there. Please, vote on the 10 (or less) plugins you want me to write and I’ll write first on the most voted. I think will take some time to write for all plugins, but I’ll do this nicely, I promisse!

For each plugin I write, I’ll talk a little about how it works, make some examples (I’ll try some screencasts) and upload to the blog files the example applications.

Thanks for coming, I’ll write mainly in english from now on, but as I said before, comments in any language are welcome.

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28 Comments so far

  1. adwin on March 11th, 2009

    hi, I would like you to write Jsecurity plugins :) especially how to set the permission using database (not in the config)

  2. ressol on March 11th, 2009

    Hi lucastex,

    it’s a good idea and will help people get in situation as soon as possible. thanks for the effort.

    ps. there is a typo in your grails wiki plugins link. ;)

  3. Ted Vinke on March 11th, 2009

    Hi Lucas,

    Nice initiative! Wrote one on the XFire plugin on http://tedvinke.wordpress.com/2009/03/10/grails-webservices-xfire but to achieve a wider audience English is certainly recommended!

  4. Jet on March 11th, 2009


    It will be great if you can put Functional Test plugin (http://www.grails.org/Grails%20Functional%20Testing) in the list.


  5. lucastex on March 11th, 2009


    Hello adwin, I myself like the Acegi Plugin, that can stores the permission in the database, and as the poll is going, probably it will be the first one I’ll write. Maybe in its tutorial I can talk a little bit about JSecurity and some comparisons.

    Thank you!

  6. lucastex on March 11th, 2009


    Hello again Ressol, thanks for the warning, just checked the link!

  7. lucastex on March 11th, 2009


    Wow, there is a AWESOME tutorial! :)
    Why don’t you translate to english?

    Thank you for visiting!

  8. lucastex on March 11th, 2009


    Hello Jet! I’ll take a look on it!

    Thank you!

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  10. steve on March 11th, 2009

    Would you consider a Style Chart plug-in(available at chart.inetsoft.com)? This allows sophisticated visualization through advanced charts.

  11. lucastex on March 11th, 2009


    I’ve selected one plugin of each ‘category’. This time most people requested the Google Chart, so when get its time, I can talk a little about the Style Chart one.


  12. Hubert on March 11th, 2009

    JSecurity +1.

    I have a requirement that each user can have different roles in different projects. So for example, they may have the Project Manager role in one project, while only having an Observer role in another. Please help model it.
    Thanks a lot! :)

  13. Filipe on March 12th, 2009

    Oi !
    Our site uses dojo and php. I would like to port it to dojo + grails. I know there is a dojo plugin somewhere but I think it’s not being maintained to current dojo versions… if it is, I would appreciate a nice tutorial on this…

    Obrigado pela ajuda ! ;-)

  14. achim on March 12th, 2009

    JSecurity +1
    Also database based roles.
    This seems a very bussy and high aimed project to me. I wish you great success and all the best!

  15. lucastex on March 12th, 2009

    @hubert @achim

    Hello! I’ll talk about database roles and role-mappings using Acegi. Maybe during Acegi’s tutorial I can talk about JSecurtity, but I won’t promisse. Short time! :D

  16. lucastex on March 12th, 2009


    I myselft do not know the Dojo Plugin, I couldn’t even found it in the Oficial Grails Plugins Page. Do you have the correct address to give me?


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  18. faenvie on March 13th, 2009

    i vote for autobase- and navigation-plugin.

  19. Erik Pragt on March 13th, 2009

    Holy cr*p: I thought, let’s vote for my own plugin, the SyntaxHighlighter, so that it at least gets some votes, but it’s aleady at 39 votes!

    It seems I don’t have a choice now, and update it to a newer version, since the SynaxHighlighter has been upgraded to 2.0. That gives me something to do for the day! :)

  20. lucastex on March 13th, 2009


    Hey! Congrats for the plugin. How about upgrate till its tutorial time?


  21. Erik Pragt on March 13th, 2009

    Or do it the other way around? I make a new release, you do the tutorial?


  22. lucastex on March 13th, 2009


    I think I have a lot of work till I get to SyntaxHighlighter time! :)

    If you can help me, I’ll be happy :)

  23. Aicookie on March 16th, 2009

    I’d like to see Open Flash Chart Example.

  24. Yeong Sheng on March 17th, 2009

    Yes please. This is a great gig!

    I would esp love to see things on Ajax, Many-To-Many GORM, Acegi Security Plugin, Searchable!

  25. Siddharth on March 17th, 2009

    would be great if searchable plugin figures someplace in your list!

  26. lucastex on March 17th, 2009


    Of course! Everything I can will be written. One thing a time! :)

  27. lucastex on March 17th, 2009


    Absolutely! Searcheable plugin tutorial will be the second one, available next week!


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