Grails 2.2.x and the problem with inner classes

We have been using Grails 2.2.x in some of our projects since it came out last year. Last week when I tried to upgrade another project because it was time to develop some new features I ran into a strange problem after upgrading from 2.1.3 to 2.2.1: org.codehaus.groovy.grails.web.pages.exceptions.GroovyPagesException: Error processing GroovyPageView: Error executing tag : Error executing tag : java.lang.VerifyError: (class: com/troii/project/tags/SomeTag$Info, method: getSession signature: ()Ljavax/servlet/http/HttpSession;) Incompatible object argument for function call at com. Read more →

Hibernate schema update does not create database indices

In one of my Grails consulting projects we tried to define database indices via the static mapping element in the domain classes. A team member tried it an told me that this does not work so I digged a bit deeper to find out what the problem was. I created a simple test project, configured hbm2ddl auto to update, like I am used to and let Grails create a MySQL database schema. Read more →

Default naming strategies with Grails an plain Hibernate

Last year (damn so long ago? seems like last week) I wrote a post about naming strategies and reusing an existing Hibernate domain model in a Grails app. I stumbled across this because I created a Grails application that is used as a “back office” management application for our time tracking product the uses the existing Hibernate domain model classes from the Spring application. There has also been a blog post on the official Springsource blog about this where I made a comment. Read more →