Groovy in Action.pdf
DESCRIPTION Since its introduction a few years back, Groovy has grown from an upstart dynamic language for the JVM to become an integral part of any Java developer's toolbox. Projects like Grails and Griffon have extended Groovy's reach into the web and desktop app world. Groovy in Action, Second Edition is a thoroughly-revised, comprehensive guide to Groovy programming, introducing Groovy by example and presenting lots of reusable code. It introduces Java developers to the dynamic features that Groovy provides, and shows them how to apply Groovy to a range of tasks including building new apps, integration with existing code, and DSL development. RETAIL SELLING POINTS Written by core members of the Groovy language team Presents Groovy from the inside out Full of useful examples, tips, and tricks AUDIENCE Java developers new to Groovy will find a smooth transition into the dynamic programming world. Groovy experts will gain a solid reference that challenges them to explore Groovy deeply and creatively. ABOUT THE TECHNOLOGY Inspired by languages like Python, Ruby, and Smalltalk, Groovy is a dynamic language that brings the power of advanced language features such as closures, dynamic methods, and the Meta Object Protocol (MCP) to the Java Platform.
AUTHOR BIO Dierk Konig is a senior software developer, mentor and coach. He publishes in leading German magazines on software development and speaks at international conferences. Guillaume Laforge is the official Groovy Project Manager and Head of Groovy Development at SpringSource. He founded G2One, Inc. (later acquired by SpringSource), a professional services company dedicated to sustaining and leading the development of both Groovy and Grails. Dr Paul King leads ASERT, an organization based in Brisbane, Australia which provides software development, training, and mentoring services to customers wanting to embrace new technologies, harness best practices and innovate. Cedric Champeau is a core Groovy committer. He joined SpringSource, by Pivotal, in order to help develope the language and he is responsible for the implementation of static type checking and static compilation in Groovy 2. Hamlet D'Arcy is the founder of the Basel-based Hackergarten open source coding group, and regularly participates and speaks at local and international user groups and conferences. Erik Pragt is a passionate software developer with a broad range of experience in static languages like Java, and dynamic languages like Groovy. Having worked as a consultant for a broad range of customers mostly in the Telecom, ISP, and banking sector, Erik is now an independent freelance consultant. He founded the Dutch Groovy and Grails user group, and is a regular conference speaker and trainer. Jon Skeet is a Java developer working for Google in London. He is a C# author and community leader, spending far too much time on the Stack Overflow developer Q&A site.