The Busy Java Developer's Guide to Groovy - Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Groovy to Get Stuff Done
Ted Neward is happy to welcome you to the The Busy Java Developer's Guide to Groovy - Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Groovy to Get Stuff DoneTutorial. This is a community event and your chance to meet one of the key Jazoon'08 Tutorial speakers.
Groovy has exploded onto the Java scene as a more dynamic, less restrictive and, in some cases, more productive alternative to the Java language. Much has been made of Groovy's web framework, Grails, but less attention has been paid to the actual language itself. Considering that Groovy is the bedrock upon which Grails rests, it's time to put that disparity to bed.
In this tutorial we take a closer look at the language, how it is used in a variety of libraries/extension to the Java language and library set, and where its limitations are. The tutorial will be an "agile" presentation, in that the audience will be fully involved in setting the agenda, participating in the discussion, and suggesting experiments to try with each iteration of the tutorial. When finished, participants will walk away with a deeper understanding
of how Groovy works and how it can be used to build applications for Java, as well as how to use it as a Plain Old Scripting Language (POSL).