Sunday, December 09, 2007

2007-12-09 Sunday

Groovy 1.5 released - What's New?

  • is an agile and dynamic language for the Java Virtual Machine


  • builds upon the strengths of Java but has additional power features inspired by languages like Python, Ruby and Smalltalk


  • makes modern programming features available to Java developers with almost-zero learning curve


  • supports Domain-Specific Languages and other compact syntax so your code becomes easy to read and maintain


  • makes writing shell and build scripts easy with its powerful processing primitives, OO abilities and an Ant DSL


  • increases developer productivity by reducing scaffolding code when developing web, GUI, database or console applications


  • simplifies testing by supporting unit testing and mocking out-of-the-box


  • seamlessly integrates with all existing Java objects and libraries


  • compiles straight to Java bytecode so you can use it anywhere you can use Java




  • This is a very interesting presentation by Werner Vogels, CTO at Amazon.com: The Amazon.com Technology Platform: Building Blocks for Innovation. Amazon's Dynamo technology is also very interesting. I suspect someone could build a very lucractive consulting practice by specializing in just Amazon Web Services. Add to that: SalesForce.com's Platform capabilities; and Sun's Grid Computing Utility.

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