Venkat Subramaniam @venkats
edited by Brian P. Hogan @bphogan
You don’t have to leave the rich Java Platform to take advantage of Groovy. Groovy preserves Java’s semantics and extends the JDK, so programming in Groovy feels like the Java language has been augmented; it’s like working with a lighter, more elegant Java. If you’re an experienced Java developer who wants to learn how Groovy works, you’ll find exactly what you need in this book.
You’ll start with the fundamentals of programming in Groovy and how it works with Java, and then you’ll explore advanced concepts such as unit testing with mock objects, using Builders, working with databases and XML, and creating DSLs. You’ll master Groovy’s powerful yet complex run-time and compile-time metaprogramming features.
Much has evolved in the Groovy language since the publication of the first edition of Programming Groovy. Programming Groovy 2 will help you learn and apply Groovy’s new features. Creating DSLs is easier now, and Groovy’s already-powerful metaprogramming facilities have improved even more. You’ll see how to work with closures, including tail call optimization and memoization. The book also covers Groovy’s new static compilation feature.
Whether you’re learning the basics of the language or interested in getting proficient with the new features, Programming Groovy 2 has you covered.
"If you ever wondered why dynamic languages in general, and Groovy in particular, are so popular and how you can leverage them in your own work, this is the book for you."
– Joe McTee, Developer, JEKLsoft
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