Desert Southwest Software Symposium
July 27 - 29, 2007 - Phoenix, AZ
Groovy: The Next Generation of Java
In this presentation, we take a very pragmatic "prove it in code" approach to learning Groovy. Since the syntax is (almost) identical to Java, we can dive right in from the very beginning, learning the "syntactic sugar" as we solve real world problems.
You'll learn how easy it is to install Groovy and get started working with it. You'll tackle file I/O, reading and creating text files. You'll create and parse XML and HTML. You'll interact with databases. You'll create Groovlets (servlets sprinkled with Groovy-dust). And finally, you'll get a brief introduction to Grails (hint: the 'G' is silent).
About Scott Davis
Scott Davis is the founder of ThirstyHead.com, a training company that specializes in Groovy and Grails training.
Scott published one of the first public websites implemented in Grails in 2006 and has been actively working with the technology ever since. Author of the book Groovy Recipes: Greasing the Wheels of Java and two ongoing IBM developerWorks article series (Mastering Grails and in 2009, Practically Groovy), Scott writes extensively about how Groovy and Grails are the future of Java development.More About Scott »