Groovy for Java Developers

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Speaker: Guillaume Laforge

Groovy is not a newcomer in the arena of alternative languages for the JVM. But with over 3 million downloads a year, it’s clearly ahead of the pack.

And what makes it a great choice for your projects?

• a flat learning curve for Java developers

• its seamless Java integration where you can mix & mash Groovy & Java together

• a malleable & concise syntax fit for Domain-Specific Languages

• an interesting take on type safety

• its rich ecosystem of projects: Grails, Gradle, GPars, Spock, Griffon, Geb…

In this session, we’ll see how this all fits together in the big Groovy picture, when and where you can use Groovy, and how you can take advantage of Groovy for boosting your productivity!

This is one of 4 session in Dec, investigating other JVM Languages

Speaker: Guillaume Laforge

Guillaume Laforge is the project lead of the Groovy programming language.He co-authored the Groovy in Action book, and initiated the creation of the Grails framework.Guillaume often speaks at conferences around the world about Groovy, Domain-Specific Languages, and more.