Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 3rd Jan 2007 22:15 UTC, submitted by Tom Nichols
Java Groovy 1.0 has been released and is available for download from the project homepage. "Groovy is a dynamic language for the JVM that integrates seamlessly with the Java platform. It offers a Java-like syntax, with language features inspired by Smalltalk, Python or Ruby, and lets your reuse all your Java libraries and protect the investment you made in Java skills, tools or application servers. Groovy can be used for various purposes, from ad-hoc shell scripting leveraging Java APIs, to full-blown web applications built on Spring and Hibernate through the Grails web framework. It can also be integrated very easily in your applications to externalize business logic, create Domain-Specific Languages, or to provide templating capabilities, and much more."
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by Gadrel on Thu 4th Jan 2007 19:48 UTC
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I tried Groovy a few months ago, and it was nice. For some things it may even be great - so I hate to say it but I think F3 will take the wind out Groovy's sails.

From where I'm at, it looks F3 will have the features that I really need in a scripting language for Java.

Regardless, congrads to Groovy, I did like it when I used it and appreciate all the effort it took.

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RE: F3
by miketech on Thu 4th Jan 2007 21:12 in reply to "F3"
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isn't F3 something similar to Microsofts Avalon?

I thought the primary goal of F3 is to create interactive user interfaces. This would be different to the goals of Groovy.



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