Groovy Programming: An Introduction for Java Developers

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Groovy Programming is an introduction to the Java-based scripting language Groovy. Groovy has much in common with popular scripting languages such as Perl, Python, and Ruby, but is written in a Java-like syntax. And, unlike these other languages, Groovy is sanctioned by the Java community for use on the Java platform. Since it is based on Java, applications written in Groovy can make full use of the Java Application Programmer Interfaces (APIs). This means Groovy can integrate seamlessly with applications written in Java, while avoiding the complexities of the full Java language. This bare-bones structure also means Groovy can be used as an introduction to Java and to programming in general. Its simpler constructions and modern origins make it ideal as a first language and for introducing principles such as object-oriented programming.
This book introduces all the major aspects of Groovy development and emphasizes Groovy's potential as a learning tool. Case studies and exercises are included, along with numerous programming examples. The book begins assuming only a general familiarity with Java programming, and progresses to discuss advanced topics such as GUI builders, Groovlets, Unit Testing, and Groovy SQL.

  • The first comprehensive book on Groovy programming that shows how writing applications and scripts for the Java platform is fast and easy
  • Written by leading software engineers and acclaimed computing instructors
  • Offers numerous programming examples, code samples, detailed case studies, exercises for self-study, and a companion website with a Windows-based Groovy editor

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One of the first guides to the new, easy-to-use scripting language Groovy

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Groovy Programming: An Introduction for Java Developers
Kenneth Barclay and John Savage

“For a book targeting those new to scripting, OO or dynamic languages in general, this book is fabulous!
– Andrew Glover, President, Stelligent Incorporated

Groovy is a unique scripting language designed to augment the Java platform. It offers Java-like syntax, native support for maps and lists, methods, classes, closures, and builders. With its dynamic weak typing and seamless access to the Java API, it is well suited to the development of many small- to medium-size applications.

Groovy is more expressive and operates at higher levels of abstraction than Java. This results in more rapid application development and increased programmer productivity. It can be used for “gluing applications together rather than implementing complex data structures and algorithms.

Another major strength of Groovy is that the coding effort required is relatively small by comparison with code written in Java. Often the latter appears to be overly complex and difficult to understand and maintain. This is because it requires extensive boilerplate or conversion code not required by Groovy.

In one of the first guides to Groovy, authors Kenneth Barclay and John Savage introduce all the major aspects of Groovy development and explain the dynamic features this innovative programming language brings to the Java platform. This book assumes only a general knowledge of Java programming. Whether a seasoned Java developer or new to scripting languages, you’ll receive expert guidance on how to make Groovy work for you.

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* The first comprehensive book on Groovy programming that shows how writing applications and scripts for the Java platform is fast and easy

* Written by leading software engineers and acclaimed computing instructors

* Offers numerous programming examples, code samples, detailed case studies, exercises for self-study, and a companion website with a Windows-based Groovy editor

About the Authors
Kenneth Barclay and John Savage are both lecturers at the School of Computing, Napier University, Edinburgh, Scotland. Their speciality is object-oriented software engineering, development, and programming. They are - coauthors of Object-Oriented Design with UML and Java (Butterworth-Heinemann, 2003).

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