Course info
Nov 8, 2018
1h 18m

At the core of quickly building engaging web applications on the Java platform is a thorough knowledge of the Groovy programming language. In this course, Groovy: Getting Started, you will learn how this exciting and powerful language fits into your existing Java toolbox. First, you will discover the value that a dynamic language can bring to the existing Java ecosystem. Next, you will explore the basic features of the Groovy language, such as variables, arithmetic operators, and control structures. Finally, you will learn how to create maintainable and modular applications using Groovy’s object-oriented design capabilities as well as have the chance to peer into the future of this already powerful language.

When you are finished with this course, you will have a foundational knowledge of the Groovy programming language that will help you on your path to becoming a more well-rounded and capable software developer on the Java platform.

About the author
About the author

Jeremy Jarrell is an agile coach and author who helps teams get better at doing what they love. He is heavily involved in the technology community, both as a highly rated speaker throughout the United States.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone. My name is Jeremy Jarrell, and welcome to my course, Groovy: Getting Started. I'm a Pluralsight author and mentor who helps teams get better at doing what they love. Did you know that Groovy is one of the fastest growing languages on the JVM? In this course, we are going to learn what benefits the Groovy language can provide when building applications for the Java platform. Some of the major topics that we'll cover will include where Groovy fits in the Java ecosystem, how to use the most common features of the Groovy language, how to create complex applications using only Groovy, and what other exciting developments may just around the corner in the next version of groovy. By the end of this course, you'll be ready to add Groovy to your own toolbox for building great applications on the Java platform. Before beginning this course, you should be familiar with basic programming concepts, as well as the major components of the Java platform such as the JDK and the JVM. I hope that you'll join me on this journey to learn how to create great applications with Groovy with the Groovy: Getting Started course here, at Pluralsight.