Compilers are powerful tools, they pretty much translate your thoughts into machine code. Extensible compilers are even more powerful. It turns out that the Groovy compiler can be extended by means of AST transformations.
Come learn why and how popular Groovy projects like Grails, Griffon and Spock, have reached out to AST transformations and AST manipulation to boost their success. In this talk we'll dive deep into compiler specifics, by all means bring your laptop if you'd like to hack along.
Andres is a Java/Groovy developer and Java Champion, with more than 13 years of experience in software design and development. He has been involved in web and desktop application developments since the early days of Java. He has also been teacher of computer science courses in the most prestigious education institute in Mexico. His current interests include Groovy and Swing. He is a true believer of open source and has participated in popular projects like Groovy, Griffon, JMatter and DbUnit, as well as starting his own projects (Json-lib, EZMorph, GraphicsBuilder, JideBuilder). Founding member and current project lead of the Griffon framework. He blogs periodically at http://jroller.com/aalmiray. You can find him on twitter too as @aalmiray. He likes to spend time with his beloved wife, Ixchel, when not hacking around.More About Andres »