{{language|Groovy |strength=strong |safety=safe |express=implicit |compat=nominative |checking=dynamic |gc=yes |site= |LCT=yes}}{{language programming paradigm|Object-oriented}}[[runs on vm::java virtual machine| ]] '''Groovy''' is an [[object-oriented]] programming language for the [[Java]] platform as an alternative to the Java programming language. It can be viewed as a scripting language for the Java platform, as it has features similar to those of [[Python]], [[Ruby]], [[Perl]], and [[Smalltalk]]. In some contexts, the name JSR 241 is used as an alternate identifier for Groovy. Since 11/2015 Groovy is a top level Apache project.

'''Groovy''' ...

  • is an agile and dynamic language for the [[Java Virtual Machine]]
  • builds upon the strengths of Java but has additional power features inspired by languages like Python, Ruby and Smalltalk
  • makes modern programming features available to Java developers with almost-zero learning curve
  • supports Domain Specific Languages and other compact syntax so your code becomes easy to read and maintain
  • makes writing shell and build scripts easy with its powerful processing primitives, OO abilities and an Ant DSL
  • increases developer productivity by reducing scaffolding code when developing web, [[GUI]], database, or console applications
  • simplifies testing by supporting unit testing and mocking out-of-the-box
  • seamlessly integrates with all existing Java objects and libraries
  • compiles straight to Java [[bytecode]] so you can use it anywhere you can use Java

Useful Groovy links:

  • [ Apache Groovy Homepage]
  • [[wp:Groovy_(programming_language)|Wikipedia]]
  • [ JSR 241]
  • [ awesome-groovy]
  • [ Code Snippet Repository]