Groovy has won JAX Innovation Award 2007

Groovy has won the JAX Innovation Award 2007, congratulations to all the Groovy developers and comitters. Great work, 2007 will be the year of Groovy (and Grails 😉

http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/88856 (in German)

Groovy, Grails and #IRC

Grails is a great project. I'm currently implementing a webish2.0 website and with Grails my implementation speed is very fast. What Groovy and Grails lack though, is a decent IRC channel. I've been on IRC for 15 years and IRC helped me through Java, Servlets, Python, Ruby, Delphi and other technologies. There is a #groovy channel on codehaus, but the core committers of Grails and Groovy are seldom there*.

I think a successfull IRC channel is essential to the success of an OSS project. So we need to push Groovy and Grails to IRC. For starters I'm on #groovy on freenode. Lot's of OSS projects are on freenode and more people will join the channel there than on codehaus. Please help, join us.

* jez is the exception and always helpful 😉