Groovy 2: Getting Started

by Jeremy Jarrell

Groovy is one of the most powerful and lightweight languages available on the Java platform. In this course, you will learn where this language fits in your own toolbox as well as how to get started building exciting new applications using Groovy.

What you'll learn

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

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 and as a syndicated author whose articles and videos have appeared on sites such as,,, and Jeremy resides in Pittsburgh with his wife and two children and is an avid runner. He loves to discuss all topics related to agile met... more

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