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Learning Groovy

Authors: Davis, Adam L.

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  • Unique short accelerated book on learning Groovy, a Java-based scripting language
  • A quick tutorial for those new to Groovy but not sure to invest a lot of time or money into it
  • Written by a long time expert in Java
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About this book

Start building powerful apps that take advantage of the dynamic scripting capabilities of the Groovy language. This book covers Groovy fundamentals, such as installing Groovy, using Groovy tools, and working with the Groovy Development Kit (GDK). You'll also learn more advanced aspects of Groovy, such as using Groovy design patterns, writing DSLs in Groovy, and taking advantage of Groovy's functional programming features.

There is more to Groovy than the core language, so Learning Groovy covers the extended Groovy ecosystem. You'll see how to harness Gradle (Groovy's build system), Grails (Groovy's web application framework), Spock (Groovy's testing framework), and Ratpack (Groovy's reactive web library).

What You'll Learn
  • Grasp Groovy fundamentals, including the GDK or Groovy Development Kit
  • Master advanced Groovy, such as writing Groovy DSLs
  • Discover functional programming in Groovy
  • Work with GPars, the built-in concurrency library
  • Use Gradle, the build system
  • Master Grails, the web application framework
  • Work with Spock, the testing framework
  • Harness Ratpack, the reactive web library
Who This Book Is For
Although this book is intended for those with a Java background, anyone with basic programming skills could benefit from it. This book is a data-filled, yet easy-to-digest tour of the Groovy language and ecosystem. 

About the authors

Adam L. Davis makes software. He's spent many years developing in Java (since Java 1.2) and has enjoyed using Spring and Hibernate. Since 2006 he's been using Groovy and Grails in addition to Java to create SaaS web applications that help track finances for large institutions (among other things). Adam has a Masters and a Bachelors degree in Computer Science from Georgia Tech.

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eBook $19.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-2117-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $24.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4842-2116-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Learning Groovy
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Adam L. Davis
Distribution Rights
Standard Apress distro
eBook ISBN
978-1-4842-2117-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4842-2117-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4842-2116-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 102
Number of Illustrations and Tables
5 illustrations in colour
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