Groovy in Action, 2nd Edition

Book Description

Summary

Groovy in Action, Second Edition is a thoroughly revised, comprehensive guide to Groovy programming. It introduces Java developers to the dynamic features that Groovy provides, and shows how to apply Groovy to a range of tasks including building new apps, with existing code, and DSL development. Covers Groovy 2.4.

Purchase of the print book includes a free eBook in PDF, , and ePub formats from Manning Publications.

About the Technology

In the last ten years, Groovy has become an integral part of a Java developer's toolbox. Its comfortable, common-sense design, seamless integration with Java, and rich ecosystem that includes the web framework, the Gradle build system, and Spock testing have created a large Groovy community

About the Book

Groovy in Action, Second Edition is the undisputed definitive reference on the Groovy language. Written by core members of the Groovy language team, this book presents Groovy like no other can—from the inside out. With relevant examples, careful explanations of Groovy's key concepts and features, and insightful coverage of how to use Groovy in-production tasks, including building new applications, integration with existing code, and DSL development, this is the only book you'll need. Updated for Groovy 2.4.

Some experience with Java or another programming language is helpful. No Groovy experience is assumed.

What's Inside

  • Comprehensive coverage of Groovy 2.4 including language features, libraries, and AST transformations
  • Dynamic, static, and extensible typing
  • Concurrency: actors, data parallelism, and dataflow
  • Applying Groovy: Java integration, XML, SQL, testing, and domain-specific language support
  • Hundreds of reusable examples

About the Authors

Authors Dierk König, Paul King, Guillaume Laforge, Hamlet D'Arcy, Cédric Champeau, Erik Pragt, and Jon Skeet are intimately involved in the creation and ongoing development of the Groovy language and its ecosystem.

Table of Contents

Part 1 The Groovy language
Chapter 1 Your way to Groovy
Chapter 2 Overture: Groovy basics
Chapter 3 Simple Groovy datatypes
Chapter 4 Collective Groovy datatypes
Chapter 5 Working with closures
Chapter 6 Groovy control structures
Chapter 7 Object orientation, Groovy style
Chapter 8 Dynamic programming with Groovy
Chapter 9 Compile-time metaprogramming and AST transformations
Chapter 10 Groovy as a static language

Part 2 Around the Groovy library
Chapter 11 Working with builders
Chapter 12 Working with the GDK
Chapter 13 with Groovy
Chapter 14 Working with XML and JSON
Chapter 15 Interacting with
Chapter 16 Integrating Groovy

Part 3 Applied Groovy
Chapter 17 Unit testing with Groovy
Chapter 18 Concurrent Groovy with GPars
Chapter 19 Domain-specific languages
Chapter 20 The Groovy ecosystem

Appendix A Installation and documentation
Appendix B Groovy language information
Appendix C GDK API quick reference
Appendix D Cheat sheets
Appendix E Annotation parameters
Appendix F Compiler phases
Appendix G AST visitors
Appendix H Type checking extensions
Appendix I Android support

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