Introduction

Java, the platform, is going to stay around for quite a while. Java the language, however, is beginning to show its age, and it's time now for Java developers to start thinking in terms of dynamic languages. Groovy is one of the best dynamic languages available for the Java platform. After years of working with Groovy, I am firmly convinced that all Java developers should at least give Groovy a try. The amount of coding you can save with a dynamic language like Groovy is really amazing—especially when working with collections or files. It is for this reason that I decided to write this book. I want to share this great increase in productivity that I gained with Groovy with the large number of Java developers out there.

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