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Why Groovy baby?

Robert Elbourn
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Joined: Oct 15, 2007
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Hi Dierk,

Why Groovy... because Java is free?
What does Groovy solve that Java doesn't? If its about the markup support then what about tight coupling?

kind regards,

Robert
Paul Wallace
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Joined: Oct 09, 2006
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From a high level, here are the 3 reasons I have decided to learn Groovy:

1) Capabilities - It supports dynamic concepts and features that are not available in Java but are available to Ruby, Python and JavaScript developers. Overall it reduces the amount of boiler plate you have to write.

2) Progression - It is a super set of Java, therefore it has that feeling of natural progressions and familiarity that we got when moving form C to C++ and then from C++ to Java

3) Productivity - It facilitates Agile best practices such as unit testing and ability to more easily mock objects

Regards

Paul
Raghavan Muthu
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Joined: Apr 20, 2006
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That's a neat and satisfying answer Paul. Thank you!


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