Description

Groovy Programming is an introduction to the Java-based scripting language Groovy. Groovy has much in common with popular scripting languages such as Perl, Python, and Ruby, but is written in a Java-like syntax. And, unlike these other languages, Groovy is sanctioned by the Java community for use on the Java platform. Since it is based on Java, applications written in Groovy can make full use of the Java Application Programmer Interfaces (APIs). This means Groovy can integrate seamlessly with applications written in Java, while avoiding the complexities of the full Java language. This bare-bones structure also means Groovy can be used as an introduction to Java and to programming in general. Its simpler constructions and modern origins make it ideal as a first language and for introducing principles such as object-oriented programming.
This book introduces all the major aspects of Groovy development and emphasizes Groovy's potential as a learning tool. Case studies and exercises are included, along with numerous programming examples. The book begins assuming only a general familiarity with Java programming, and progresses to discuss advanced topics such as GUI builders, Groovlets, Unit Testing, and Groovy SQL.

Key Features

* The first comprehensive book on Groovy programming that shows how writing applications and scripts for the Java platform is fast and easy * Written by leading software engineers and acclaimed computing instructors * Offers numerous programming examples, code samples, detailed case studies, exercises for self-study, and a companion website with a Windows-based Groovy editor

Readership

Java programmers and those learning Java. Students learning a programming language for the first time.

Details

No. of pages:
496
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2007
Published:
Imprint:
Morgan Kaufmann
Print ISBN:
9780123725073
Electronic ISBN:
9780080471594

About the authors

Kenneth Barclay

Affiliations and Expertise

Napier University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

John Savage

Affiliations and Expertise

Napier University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Reviews

"For those new to programming, object-orientation, or dynamic languages in general, this book is fabulous!" —Andrew Glover, CTO, Vanward Technologies