Greater Toronto Software Symposium
October 19 - 21, 2007 - Toronto, Ontario
Groovy and Java: The Integration Story
I'm attracted to Groovy because of its spirit of inclusiveness. Because it extends my platform of choice, not replaces it -- include a single JAR in your classpath and you are Groovy-enabled. Because it offers full bidirectional integration with Java. Because it offers a nearly flat learning curve for experienced Java developers. Come see how you can use Groovy to augment your existing Java codebase.
We'll look at calling Groovy from Java. We'll look at calling Java from Groovy. We'll look at compiling Groovy code, JARring it up, and deploying it alongside Java.
Groovy offers the same level of integration with Ant. We'll look at Ant tasks that allow you to include Groovy in your build process. Or maybe you'd prefer to use the Groovy AntBuilder and completely manage your build in code. The choice is yours. The important thing is Groovy works along side your familiar toolkit instead of forcing you to replace it.
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 »