Groovy has been around for some time and is generally recognized as a highly productive object-oriented language with a tight association with Java. Groovy seems to be going through a second wave of popularity with a more diverse repertoire of benefits, including building, deploying and testing, in addition to rapid web development. The fastest growth of productivity tools are all powered by Groovy. Discover the Groovy Truth!
This session will start with a short introduction to Groovy and will walk through a number of groovy tools that can increase the speed of delivery of any Java software development shop. We will review the following Groovy Power Tools: - Spock - the best unit testing and mocking tool available to a Java developer leveraging the value of a testing DSL - Gradle - the fasting growing build tool for compiling and building Java-eco system projects. - Geb - A groovy DSL on top of Selenium for driving web testing - Glu - The groovy way to deploy and manage Java deployments in production - Grails - The groovy way to develop a web application against a relational database
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