Experience Groovy 1.8
Groovy 1.8 is the latest major and stable version of the popular dynamic language for the JVM. To learn more about the novelties, make sure to read the release notes. In a nutshell, Groovy 1.8 provides new Domain-Specific Language authoring capabilities for more readability and expressivity of your business rules, runtime performance improvements, the bundling of the GPars parallel and concurrency library, built-in JSON support, new compile-time meta-programming features (several new useful AST transformations), new functional programming aspects for closures, and much more.
A simple hello world script:
A more sophisticated version using Object Orientation:
Leveraging existing Java libraries:
On the command line: