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Groovy for Domain-specific Languages - Second Edition by Fergal Dearle

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Groovy

In the later chapters of this book, we will discuss the Groovy language in detail, but let's begin with a brief introduction to the language and some of the features that make it a useful addition to the Java platform.

The Java platform has expanded over the years to cover almost all conceivable application niches—from Enterprise applications, to mobile and embedded applications. The core strengths of Java are its rich set of APIs across all of these problem domains and its standardized virtual machine (VM) interface. The standard VM interface has meant that the promise of "write once, run anywhere" has become a reality. The JVM has been implemented on every hardware architecture and operating system from the mightiest mainframe down to ...

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