Dierk König works as a fellow for Canoo Engineering AG, Basel, Switzerland. He is a committer to many open-source projects including Groovy, Grails, and GPars, and a manager of the open-source Canoo WebTest project. He is lead author of the "Groovy in Action" book, which is amoung the publisher's best-selling titles of the decade.
Many Java developers have come to appreciate Groovy for its conciseness and scripting capabilities but not many use the language to its full extend.
In this talk we will go through some of Groovy's lesser known features by means of live coding. If you seek to make your life as a Java programmer easier by improving your Groovy Kung-Fu, this talk is for you.
Learn how to easily write a Grails web application that appears to your users as if it was a desktop application.
To this end, we will use the Grails ULC plugin and the UlcBuilder in a live programming experience.
You and your team know Java well and you have invested much to get there. But there are places in any Java project where you have to leave your preferred language to get things done: for build automation, modeling complex business domains, smart configuration, user macros, office integration, ad-hoc inspections, and more.
This session presents seven patterns on how you can leverage your Java knowledge in these areas with the help of the Groovy extension language. The seven patterns are easily remembered by their names: Super Glue, Liquid Heart, Lipstick, Keyhole Surgery, Unlimited Openness, Ghost Writer, House Elf. If you love Java and would like to see it used everywhere in your project, you will find new opportunities here.
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.
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:
Readers are presented with rich and detailed examples illustrating Groovy's enhancements to Java, including
Groovy in Action then demonstrates how to Integrate Groovy with XML, and provides:
An additional bonus is a chapter dedicated to Grails, the Groovy Web Application Framework.
Purchase of the print book comes with an offer of a free PDF eBook from Manning. Also available is all code from the book.