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Groovy in Action by Jon Skeet, Guillaume Laforge, Paul King, Andrew Glover, Dierk Koenig

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Chapter 4. The collective Groovy datatypes

 

The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.

 
 --Albert Einstein

The nice thing about computers is that they never get tired of repeatedly doing the same task. This is probably the single most important quality that justifies letting them take part in our life. Searching through countless files or web pages, downloading emails every 10 minutes, looking up all values of a stock symbol for the last quarter to paint a nice graph—these are only a few examples where the computer needs to repeatedly process an item of a data collection. It is no wonder that a great deal of programming work is about ...

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