Chapter 7. Scala, Groovy, and Flex

In this chapter, we will cover:

  • Integrating Scala development with Maven
  • Integrating Groovy development with Maven
  • Integrating Flex development with Maven

Java has been the dominant enterprise programming platform for over a decade and a half. In many ways, it has shaped the way the industry does business, especially with the advent of the Internet and followed by cloud computing. It is very evolved and mature, and has good infrastructure support.

For all its successes, however, it has some serious problems competing with modern dynamic programming languages in the context of ease of programming, especially while getting started in the initial stages of a project.

An advantage that Java traditionally enjoyed over the ...

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