Groovy 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.
works cleanly with all existing Java objects and libraries and compiles straight to Java bytecode!
 !etoile_foncee.gif!is ideally designed for the following purposes :

can be used as a dynamically or staticly typed language and can either be compiled or interpreted

introduces powerful additional features to the JVM such as: