Now available: Golo 0-preview10
Just in time for the end of year festivities, we are glad to announce the release of Golo 0-preview10!
We made good progress since the previous release in November. We have also been joined by three new contributors: Guillaume Grossetie, Jeff Maury (the man behind the Golo Eclipse tooling) and Kel Cecil.
You can download a Golo 0-preview10 now which contains the following noteworthy changes.
golo command-line tool can now create a project for you using the
new sub-command. It
supports the creation of free-form, Maven and Gradle projects.
golo new is not the sole new
golo subcommand, as
doc can now process Golo source files and
Documentation is written in Markdown between
---- blocks, as in:
Documentation applies to module, functions, structs and augmentation elements.
The output is either HTML or Markdown files. The
doc subcommand can be used as in:
golo doc --output target/documentation src/**/*.golo
You can see an example output on our golodoc
Bash and ZSH completion
Our new contributor Kel Cecil brought Bash completion to Golo. Daniel then brought his ZSH expertise to leverage the ZSH Bash completion compatibility layer.
Yes, that’s two shell completions for the price of a single one.
Vanilla Golo script
golo script comes with default JVM tuning. While appropriate for most server and desktop
environments, the settings are not correct for certain classes of devices such as the Raspberry Pi.
vanilla-golo script comes with no specific tuning but the local JVM defaults.
Direct closure conversion
Previous versions of Golo provided the ability to convert closures to instances of single-method interfaces, as in:
The Golo runtime can now directly perform this type of adaptation:
Improved bytecode for debugging
The generated bytecode has been improved with respect to debugging symbols. Especially, variable ranges are now correct.
This makes it possible to plug any Java debugger to instrument Golo code. Yes,
jdb will work, just
like Eclipse with the nice Golo integration provided by Jeff’s GLDT.
Immutable structs factory
Structs are mutable by default, and they can be converted to immutable instances using the
We now provide a factory function that directly returns immutable instances. Given a struct
ImmutablePoint function does just that:
In the community
Our unstoppable Golo Developer Advocate Philippe is playing building web stacks (as usual). You can find his latest creation called m33ki on GitHub if you are interested in quickly building web applications powered by Golo, Spark, Jackson, MongoDB and Redis.
Finally, Jeff is making huge improvements to the Golo Eclipse tooling with debugger support and better error reporting. Go and test it!