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 Image AddedGroovy is an agile dynamic language for the Java Platform with many features that inspired languages like Python, Ruby and Smalltalk, making them available to Java developers using a Java-like syntax.
 Groovy !etoile_foncee.gif!works cleanly with all existing Java objects and libraries and compiles straight to Java bytecode!
 Groovy !etoile_foncee.gif!is ideally designed for the following purposes :

  • Developing web applications in a quick, concise and fun way. The [*Grails|]* demonstrates Groovy's capability in this area.
    * Bringing the power  of a scripting language to the JVM with seamless integration with the Java Platform
    * Writing concise, meaningful, test cases using Groovy's JUnit integration.
    * Prototyping and producing real industrial strength applications
    * Writing shell scripts easily

 *Groovy* !etoile_foncee.gif!can be used as a dynamically or staticly typed language and can either be compiled or interpreted

 Groovy !etoile_foncee.gif!introduces powerful additional features to the JVM such as: