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Programming Language - London Meeting (Nov 2004)

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is a new agile dynamic language for the JVM. Groovy is designed to help you get things done on the Java platform in a quicker, more concise and fun way.

Location

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(Bishopsgate Room - photos
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Date

  • Thursday November 11th - Core decisions day
  • Friday November 12th - Experiment day

Who Will attend

role | whom | 11th/AM | PM | Eve | 12th/AM | PM | Eve
despot | James Strachan | yes | yes | yes | yes | a little |
driver | Guillaume LaForge | yes | yes | yes | yes | yes | no

Patrick Mueller(IBM)

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes
driver

Jeremy Rayner

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

John Rose (Sun)

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

yes

RobNewsome(CapGemini)

no

no

yes

yes

yes

  • Philip Milne

yes

 

 

 

 

  • Benedict Heal

yes

yes

 

no

no

no

  • Neil Ellis

yes

yes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aaron Alpar

 

 

 

 

 

William Burdick Jr

 

 

 

 

 

RandalHanford(Boeing)

 

 

 

 

 

Derek Lane

 

 

 

 

 

Geir Magnusson (Apc)

 

 

 

 

 

Richard MonsonHaefel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clinton L Combs

no

no

no

no

no

no

Chris Poirier

no

no

no

no

no

no

  • Dion Almaer

no

no

no

no

no

no

Rahul Tyagi

no

no

no

no

no

no

John Wilson

no

no

no

no

no

no

JonTirsen(Thughtwrks)

no

no

no

no

no

no

Purpose

This meeting is going to be held for 3 primary reasons

planning & decision making

success criteria

an agreed

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problem solving & brainstorming

success criteria

Categorised

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(solved / takenOffline / unsolvable / removed)

information sharing & presentations - might be nice

success criteria

mini presentation from delegates about Groovy usage

Jez - Groovy in the Press (points to learn)

Guillaume

others...

Agenda

Thursday morning:

  • Walk through agenda & define ground rules
    • democratic... then autocratic despot if nothing can be agreed upon
    • 'parking lot' - for issues to take offline
    • Getting enough rest, eating right, and avoiding too much caffeine or other stimulants.
  • Introductions
  • James' keynote
  • mini presentations
  • _tea break_
  • Work session on Project Definition Document (key deliverables etc)
  • Brainstorming session to pick out issues for afternoon juicy stuff.

_lunch at nearby restaurant (pay for your own)_

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Thursday afternoon:

  • Workshop on the main points defined in the morning scope
  • scoping rules
  • closure syntax
  • break in closure
  • classes are always objects
  • declarations have values
  • dispatching methods on Class
  • Extending classes
  • naming ambiguities
  • object allocation
  • open and closed blocks
  • optional parenthesis
  • optional semicolon
  • Whitespace support
  • block, label, curly braces
  • property versus field scoping
  • specifying GroovyMarkup
  • statements have values
  • static typing rules

Thursday evening:

  • get out and discuss in a more friendly environment full of beer at the
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Friday:

  • Workshop on the minor points
  • type casting
  • Integer division operator
  • syntax of operators
  • Intra-Type Declarations
  • Make sets a built-in type
  • support 'in' as a contains syntax sugar
  • use is instead of triple equals
  • script file class naming and assembly

meeting requirements
venue

whiteboard + pens
venue

chairs for up to 14 people
venue

wifi ?
venue

near restaurants
all

your laptop (if you have one)
all

a stack of white paper with tricky groovy samples
all

snacks of your own.
jez

index cards + big black marker + blu-tack
jez

camera
jez

fourblocks (for electricity)
MrG

camera
jez

minidisc recorder + microphone + enough blank discs

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