What is Groovy?
It is a powerful multi-faceted programming language for the JVM platform. It supports a spectrum of programming styles incorporating features from dynamic languages such as optional and duck typing, but also static compilation and static type checking at levels similar to or greater than Java through its extensible static type checker. It aims to greatly increase developer productivity with many powerful features but also a concise, familiar and easy to learn syntax.
Groovy is a tool in the Languages category of a tech stack.
Groovy is an open source tool with 4.9K GitHub stars and 1.8K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Groovy's open source repository on GitHub
Who uses Groovy?
377 companies reportedly use Groovy in their tech stacks, including Bitpanda, doubleSlash, and Runtastic.
778 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Groovy.
Java, Grails, Vert.x, Micronaut Framework, and Swagger Codegen are some of the popular tools that integrate with Groovy. Here's a list of all 17 tools that integrate with Groovy.
Pros of Groovy
Much more productive than java
Concise and readable
Very little code needed for complex tasks
Nice dynamic syntax for the jvm
Can work with JSON as an object
Easy to setup
Supports closures (lambdas)
Optional static typing
Decisions about Groovy
Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Groovy in their tech stack.
In our project, we want to integrate the code checker plugin. Which one should we choose, we are using Java, Groovy, Gradle Languages.
Please Advise, thanks If any other plugin also suggest.
Presently, a web-based ERP is developed in Groovy on Grails. Now the ERP is getting revamped with more functionalities. Is it advisable to continue with the same software and framework or try something new especially Node.js over ExpressJS?
Oct 28 2020 at 4:30PM
- Flat learning curve
- Powerful features
- Smooth Java integration
- Domain-Specific Languages
- Vibrant and rich ecosystem
- Scripting and testing glue
Groovy Alternatives & Comparisons
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