In Chapter 9, you developed a RESTful web services facility for the Collab-Todo application. You're now able to go to your browser, type in the URL, and perform basic CRUD operations against the domain objects using XML or JSON. In this chapter, you're going to see how you can use Groovy to consume the web services.
The first part of this chapter will take a look at writing Groovy scripts to consume the web services from the command line. The second part of this chapter will build upon the first part to build a rich Groovy client, using a Swing application that leverages the web services.