Groovy

What Does Groovy Mean?

Groovy is a programming language with more compact syntax than Java and designed for dynamically compiled runtime data execution on Java Virtual Machine (JVM). Groovy uses all Java classes and libraries and builds nicely on Java’s strengths, which allows for more efficient coding.

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Groovy’s features are similar to Python, Ruby and Smalltalk and include support for static and dynamic typing, closures, operator

Techopedia Explains Groovy

Groovy development is expedited via graphical Integrated Development Environments (IDE), includingNetBeans, Eclipse, IntelliJ IDEA and JDeveloper.>

The following features reduce Groovy developer coding time:

  • Packages and classes are imported by default, which eliminates written import statement requirements.
  • Support for static and dynamic typing includes eliminating required declared types in methods, fields and variables.
  • Includes shorter syntax for loops, parsing and creating/storing Extensible Markup Language (XML) and HTML code.
  • No class declarations, main methods or exception definitions (in methods).
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