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Making Java Groovy: Foreword by Guillaume Laforge by Kenneth A. Kousen

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Appendix A. Installing Groovy

Installing Groovy is easy. This appendix shows you how to do it, with a review of the various options involved.

A.1. Installing a JDK

Groovy generates Java bytecodes that are interpreted by a Java virtual machine. This means you have to have Java installed in order to install Groovy. You need a full Java Development Kit (JDK), rather than a Java Runtime Environment (JRE). You only need the Standard Edition (SE) of Java, rather than the Enterprise[1] Edition.

1 Just as an aside, when did the word business get deprecated in favor of the word enterprise? Is it a Star Trek thing? Does being an Enterprise Architect mean you design starships for a living? Are Enterprise Java Beans used when making coffee on a starship? ...

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