wood burning stoves 2.0*
The moose likes Groovy and the fly likes Groovy and Java 8 Big Moose Saloon
  Search | Java FAQ | Recent Topics | Flagged Topics | Hot Topics | Zero Replies
Register / Login


Win a copy of Murach's Java Servlets and JSP this week in the Servlets forum!
JavaRanch » Java Forums » Languages » Groovy
Bookmark "Groovy and Java 8" Watch "Groovy and Java 8" New topic
Author

Groovy and Java 8

Federico Carbonell
Greenhorn

Joined: Jan 21, 2006
Posts: 11
Is the Groovy language changing once Java 8 becomes official?
Kenneth A. Kousen
gunslinger & author
Ranch Hand

Joined: Sep 18, 2002
Posts: 89
    
    5
I'm sure it will. Those discussions are happening right now among the Groovy core team members. I think, though, that the changes will largely be additions rather than changing anything we're already using. I have seen a default implementation for SAM (Single Abstract Method) classes, for example, that is consistent with how Java 8 will do things.

I believe that you can learn Groovy now, confident that when Java 8 comes out and Groovy grows to accommodate it, everything you learned will still work.


Kenneth A. Kousen, Ph.D. (assorted certs), President, Kousen IT, Inc.
Author of Making Java Groovy - http://www.kousenit.com
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
subject: Groovy and Java 8
 
Similar Threads
Does Java 7 introduces a better way to do 'getter/setter'
What can Groovy do better that Java can't or cant do as good as Groovy?
Gwing
Is Groovy, Grails - complie once run anywhere
the future of Java?