In the last few months, the 2GM (Groovy, Grails, and Micronaut) team has put a lot of work into the upcoming Grails 4.1 release. We’re excited to share that this release will include support for Apache Groovy 3! Groovy 3 offers a number of enhancements to the language including method references and a new, more flexible parser. Additionally, Grails 4.1 will support Micronaut 2.0, Gradle 6.5, and Spring 2.3. We’ve also added improvements to the Grails profiles to support the exclusion of transitive dependencies.