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Groovy in Action, Second Edition by Dierk König and Paul King with Guillaume Laforge, Hamlet D'Arcy, Cédric Champeau, Erik Pragt, and Jon Skeet

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Chapter 1. Your way to Groovy

This chapter covers

  • What Groovy is all about
  • How it makes your programming life easier
  • How to start

It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out; it’s the pebble in your shoe.

Muhammad Ali

You’ve heard of Groovy, maybe even installed the distribution and tried snippets from the online tutorials. Perhaps your project has adopted Groovy as a dynamic extension to Java and you now seek information about what you can do with it. You may have been acquainted with Groovy from using the Grails web application platform, the Griffon desktop application framework, the Gradle build system, or the Spock testing facility, and now look for background information about the language that these tools are built ...

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