On May 17th-19th, I took the opportunity to escape the daily “Java business as usual” on the GR8Conf conference in Copenhagen, Denmark. The three days were packed with the latest information on Groovy related technologies such as Grails, Griffon, Gradle, GPars, Spock etc.
At the Spring S2G Forum in Munich, the Groovy project lead Guillaume Laforge elaborated on Groovy 1.7’s new and noteworthy improvements. There was a huge interest in Groovy at the forum, which reinforces our strategic investment in Groovy as a capable and mature JVM-based language. Overall, I got a lot of insights and have here prepared some illustrative examples.