Chapter 15. Groovy on Windows

 

[O]ne is blinded to the fundamental uselessness of their products by the sense of achievement one feels in getting them to work at all. In other words, their fundamental design flaws are completely hidden by their superficial design flaws.

 
 --The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams) referring to the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation

You might wonder why this book contains a specific chapter about Groovy on Microsoft’s famous and ubiquitous operating system. After all, Groovy is a language that lives on the Java platform and its Java Virtual Machine, so it is a language that also obeys the mantra “write once, run everywhere”—on all operating systems with a JVM. So why is it worth talking about Windows specifically? ...

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