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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 11. Working with builders

This chapter covers

  • The builder concept
  • Using common builders bundled with the Groovy distribution
  • Writing your own builders

Art is the imposing of a pattern on experience, and our aesthetic enjoyment is recognition of the pattern.

Alfred North Whitehead

As software developers, everything we do day in and day out is building: we build graphical applications, command-line tools, data stores, and a lot of other, often invisible products. To this end we make use of components and frameworks as building blocks assembled on a fundamental base. We build by following the rules of the architecture and the best practices of our trade.

Not surprisingly, the general task of building faces us with recurring activities ...

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