We have had hundreds of people sign up for an play with beta 1 of the Ehcache Monitor. We have fixed over 15 bugs in Beta 1 and have released Beta 2. We have also created a roadmap for beta 3 which will add significant new features. See Ehcache Monitor Beta.
Ehcache Web has been part of Ehcache for years. In this release the web caching is split into its own module. The web module provides a filter based PageCachingFilter and PageFragmentCachingFilter which can be used with any Java web framework for caching of HTML, SOAP, REST, JSON, XML and other types.
New in this release is integration with ehcache-terracotta 1.7.1 and higher, so that coherent, terabyte scale web caches can be created.
The Ehcache project is happy to welcome Grails to the fold. The new Grails 1.2RC1 uses Ehcache as the default Hibernate second level cache. We worked with the Grails community to test Ehcache with Grails to ensure a good developer experience. As part of that we have added a new Grails Chapter to the Ehcache documentation on how to configure Ehcache for Grails, including production tuning.
We plan further enhancements to Ehcache to roll in the Terracotta Hibernate provider so that Grails users can experience the Terracotta Scale Continuum by simply making config changes in ehcache.xml.
Note that earlier versions of Grails also ship with the Ehcache library and it very quick and easy to configure it. See the documentation.