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Beginning Groovy, Grails and Griffon by Jim Shingler, Joseph Faisal Nusairat, Christopher M. Judd, Vishal Layka

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CHAPTER 3

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More Advanced Groovy

Chapters 1 and 2 offered a glimpse into the power and capabilities of Groovy by providing a basic explanation of its language features and tools. But there is far more to know about Groovy. For example, Groovy provides an ideal framework for creating unit tests. It makes working with XML simple and straightforward, and it includes a great framework for templating text. Finally, Groovy has a metaprogramming model that you can use to do amazing things, such as enabling the creation of domain-specific languages and adding methods and functionality to the Java API classes, including classes that are marked as final. ...

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