Excellent code samples ... very readable.
Groovy in Action, Second Edition is now available. An eBook of this older edition is included at no additional cost when you buy the revised edition!
Groovy, the brand-new language for the Java platform, brings to Java many of the features that have made Ruby popular. Groovy in Action is a comprehensive guide to Groovy programming, introducing Java developers to the new dynamic features that Groovy provides. To bring you Groovy in Action, Manning again went to the source by working with a team of expert authors including both members and the manager of the Groovy Project team. The result is the true definitive guide to the new Groovy language.
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1. Your way to Groovy
Part 1 The Groovy language
2. Overture: The Groovy basics
3. The simple Groovy datatypes
4. The collective Groovy datatypes
5. Working with closures
6. Groovy control structures
7. Dynamic object orientation, Groovy style
Part 2 Around the Groovy library
8. Working with builders
9. Working with the GDK
10. Database programming with Groovy
11. Integrating Groovy
12. Working with XML
Part 3 Everyday Groovy
13. Tips and tricks
14. Unit testing with Groovy
15. Groovy on Windows
16. Seeing the Grails light
Appendix A: Installation and documentation
Appendix B: Groovy language info
Appendix C: GDK API quick reference
Appendix D: Cheat sheets
About the book
Groovy in Action introduces Groovy by example, presenting lots of reusable code while explaining the underlying concepts. Java developers new to Groovy find a smooth transition into the dynamic programming world. Groovy experts gain a solid reference that challenges them to explore Groovy deeply and creatively.
Because Groovy is so new, most readers will be learning it from scratch. Groovy in Action quickly moves through the Groovy basics, including
- Simple and collective Groovy data types
- Working with closures and Groovy control structures
- Dynamic Object Orientation, Groovy style
Readers are presented with rich and detailed examples illustrating Groovy's enhancements to Java, including
- How to work with builders and the GDK
- Database programming with Groovy
Groovy in Action then demonstrates how to Integrate Groovy with XML, and provides,
- Tips and Tricks
- Unit testing and build support
- Groovy on Windows
An additional bonus is a chapter dedicated to Grails, the Groovy web application framework.
- A comprehensive Groovy language tutorial
- Explore the benefits of dynamic programming
- Tackle day-to-day tasks like shell scripting and build support
- Grails, the Groovy web development framework
- Dozens of reusable examples
About the authors
Dierk Koenig is a senior software developer, mentor and coach. He publishes in leading German magazines on software development and speaks at international conferences. He works at Canoo Engineering AG, Basel, Switzerland, where he is the founding partner and member of the executive board. He joined the Groovy project in 2004 working as a committer ever since.
Andrew Glover is the President of Stelligent Incorporated which helps companies address software quality with effective developer testing strategies and continuous integration techniques that enable teams to monitor code quality early and often. He actively blogs about software quality at thediscoblog.com and testearly.com.
Dr Paul King is Managing Director and Principal Consultant for ASERT, an Australian company specialising in helping its customers leverage emerging technologies. He has provided technical and strategic consulting to hundreds of organizations throughout the U.S. and Asia Pacific and is an active contributor to many open source projects. When not being a taxi service for his seven children, you will find Paul tinkering with the latest Agile or enterprise technologies.
As the official Groovy Project Manager and member of the JSR-241 Expert Group standardizing the Groovy Scripting Language, Guillaume Laforge is a passionate Groovy developer. In his professional career, Guillaume is a software architect and Open Source consultant, working for OCTO Technology, a company focusing on architecture of software and information systems
Jon Skeet is a software engineer and inveterate technological dabbler who happens to specialise in Java and C# development. A recent convert to Groovy, Jon is fanatical about using smarter ways to write cleaner, more readable code.