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Groovy and Grails Recipes by Bashar Abdul-Jawad

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PART 1Groovy by Example

CHAPTER 1Getting Started with Groovy

Let me start by congratulating you for making the decision to learn more about Groovy. Rest assured that the time you spend reading it will repay you well. Groovy is a wonderfully crafted language with great capabilities. When you see how much time and effort Groovy can save you, you will wish you had discovered it earlier. Groovy—some of the best news in the Java community in a long time—can greatly enhance the productivity and efficiency of Java developers and non-Java developers alike.

Note  It is important to make the distinction between Java the language and Java the platform. When using the word Java by itself in this book, I am referring to the language. I use the term Java ...

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