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“The Amazing Groovy Weight-Loss Plan” Scott Davis

Notes from TheServerSide Java Symposium March 2009

Scott Davis was the perfect presenter for the deadly “after lunch” session period. Interesting that his Groovy introduction is in a breakout room rather than the main ballroom, and there is not an empty seat in the house. Everyone is fascinated by these new powerful JVM languages, including me.

Scott started […]

“Leveraging Groovy for building Java applications” Hans Dockter

Notes from a talk at TheServerSide Java Symposium March 2009

Hans is the project lead for a build system called Gradle. He presents it as a step beyond Ant and Maven.

I think he has a point. His system uses Groovy scripts as build scripts instead of XML. The advantages of having a full language available in build […]