Installing Grails & Intellij Idea under Ubuntu 13.04

It’s been a couple of years since I did a fresh install of Ubuntu and my Grails development environment. This post provides a walk-though of the steps to install Grails and Intellij Idea on ubuntu 13.04. I’m using Xubuntu, Grails 2.2.3, Intellij Idea 10 (with Groovy & Grails support).

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Grails on Cloud Foundry

VMware’s new Cloud Foundry PaaS offering was released in beta recently and appears to be a great option for Grails developers. Peter Ledbrook, Grails project developer and co-author of Grails in Action, has written two posts on the subject. The first provides a one step deployment instructions and the second more in depth example of an app that uses both MySQL and MongoDB.
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