Great to hear that Grails won second prize at the JAX innovation awards, Guillaume was there to accept the award as I was away on annual leave in Thailand.
Would have been nice to win first prize, but since Groovy won last year I guess that would be too much to expect :-)
There is a remarkable amount of innovation going on within the Grails community itself, just in the past week or so we've had new releases of the Selenium plug-in, the JSecurity plug-in, a JAWR plug-in, an OpenID plug-in and the new simple Authentication Plug-in.
All contributed by our awesome user community. Amazing.