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h3. Groovy...

* is an agile and *dynamic language* for the *Java Virtual Machine*
* builds upon the strengths of Java but has *additional power features* inspired by languages like Python, Ruby and Smalltalk
* makes *modern programming features* available to Java developers with *almost-zero learning curve*
* provides the ability to *statically type check* and *statically compile* your code for robustness and performance
* supports *Domain-Specific Languages* and other compact syntax so your code becomes *easy to read and maintain*
* makes writing shell and build scripts easy with its *powerful processing primitives*, OO abilities and an Ant DSL
* increases developer productivity by *reducing scaffolding code* when developing web, GUI, database or console applications
* *simplifies testing* by supporting unit testing and mocking out-of-the-box
* seamlessly *integrates with all existing Java classes and libraries*
* compiles straight to Java bytecode so you can use it anywhere you can use Java
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Experience Groovy 2.

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Groovy 2.13 is the latest major and stable version of the popular alternative language for the JVM.

To learn more about the novelties, make sure to read the detailed release notes. In a nutshell, Groovy 2.1

  • offers full support for the JDK 7 “invoke dynamic” bytecode instruction and API for improved performance,
  • goes beyond conventional static type checking capabilities with a special annotation to assist with documentation and type safety of Domain-Specific Languages and adds static type checker extensions,
  • provides additional compilation customization options,
  • features a meta-annotation facility for combining annotations elegantly,
  • and provides various other enhancements and minor improvements.

In this new release, Groovy features:

  • official support for running Groovy on JDK 8
  • traits, as a new object oriented way of composing behavior in your classes
  • new and improved AST transformations like @TailRecursive, @Builder and @Sortable
  • a new NIO2 module with Path support
  • lightening fast JSON parsing and building
  • closure parameter type inference
  • a new markup template engine
  • Groovysh and GroovyConsole ease of use improvements
  • a new GroovyAssert test utility
  • more @BaseScript class capabilities, and more.
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"Groovy is like a super version of Java. It can leverage Java's enterprise capabilities but also has cool productivity features like closures, builders and dynamic typing. If you are a developer, tester or script guru, you have to love Groovy."

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Samples

A simple hello world script:

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def name='World'; println "Hello $name!"

A more sophisticated version using Object Orientation:

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class Greet {
  def name
  Greet(who) { name = who[0].toUpperCase() +
                      who[1..-1] }
  def salute() { println "Hello $name!" }
}

g = new Greet('world')  // create object
g.salute()               // output "Hello World!"

Leveraging existing Java libraries:

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import static org.apache.commons.lang.WordUtils.*

class Greeter extends Greet {
  Greeter(who) { name = capitalize(who) }
}

new Greeter('world').salute()

On the command line:

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groovy -e "println 'Hello ' + args[0]" World

Deploying groovy, continuous integration

Groovy can run anywhere the JVM runs - including many cloud platforms, likewise, continuous integration is just as easy. If you want to try out CI, and Cloud deployment of a groovy app - you can kick the tyres at CloudBees

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