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The below release notes cover the new features of the Groovy 1.7 , our latest major final release.

IDE Support

Before diving directly into the new features in Groovy 1.7, please let me mention the great progress made in terms of IDE support for Groovy (and also for Griffon, Gradle, Gant or Grails). All the major IDEs (Eclipse, IntelliJ IDEA, NetBeans) provide an excellent level of support for the language. Initially, the Eclipse support was the one lacking the most, but thanks to the hard work of the SpringSource Eclipse team, we now have a great environment for developing mixed Java / Groovy applications with features like cross-language refactoring, Groovy-specific code completion, and more.

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