About the Book
The Groovy 2 Tutorial takes you through the essential aspects of the Groovy programming language. You'll learn about the general syntax and pick up helpful tips. Importantly, you'll see where Groovy can make programming more about solving problems and less about tedious syntax.
Groovy is a great programming language for those who enjoy programming (or are new to it!) but find languages such as Java to be cumbersome. Learning Groovy will give you the ability to not only write Groovy programs but to also unlock a range of great technologies such as Grails and Gradle as well as frameworks that run on the Java Virtual Machine such as Spring.
Written in a straight-forward tone, each chapter focusses on a specfic language element and provides a range of examples for you to try out in the Groovy Console. You don't need lots of tooling - just some time and a basic PC or laptop.
About the Author
Duncan Dickinson is a Systems Analyst in Brisbane (Australia). He has been involved in web-based software development projects since the mid-90's and enjoys the sheer range of technologies available for solving problems. Duncan has been a programmer, team leader and trainer as well as a high school teacher. He maintains his Prag-o-matic blog as a means for channeling his thoughts around agile approaches and team development.
As he says in the introduction, he likes Groovy because it just makes life that little bit easier.