I took a break from writing Groovy Calamari this week. Instead of just skipping this weekend I decided to send a different email. This issue is filled with my recommendations of essential tools for Grails programming, backend development in general. None of these tools have been picked for any other reason than the fact I use them and love them!

So, If you did not get what you wished for in Christmas, these tools are surely a good gift to any developer.

Here's to a successful 2016 for everyone! Thanks for reading.

Groovy Calamari