Groovy 2.3 is the latest major and stable version of the popular alternative language for the JVM.
In this new release, Groovy features:
"Groovy is like a super version of Java. It can leverage Java's enterprise capabilities but also has cool productivity features like closures, builders and dynamic typing. If you are a developer, tester or script guru, you have to love Groovy."
A simple hello world script:
A more sophisticated version using Object Orientation:
Leveraging existing Java libraries:
On the command line:
The Groovy development team is proud to announce the final release of Groovy 2.3.0!
Groovy 2.3 is the new major release of Groovy, featuring official support for running Groovy on JDK 8, traits, new and improved AST transformations like @TailRecursive, @Builder and @Sortable, a new NIO2 module with Path support, lightening fast JSON parsing and building, closure parameter type inference, a new markup template engine, Groovysh and GroovyConsole ease of use improvements, a new GroovyAssert test utility, more @BaseScript class capabilities, and more.
Please read the Groovy 2.3.0 release notes for further details on all these exciting new features!
You can download Groovy at the usual location.
JIRA will give you the detailed change log for this release.
Groovy wouldn’t be what it is without your support, your bug reports and feature requests, your contributions and pull requests, so big thanks to all those who contributed to this release in a way or another, including the usual suspects of the core team (Jochen, Paul, Cédric and myself), but also André, Andres, Tim, Pascal, Johanes, Paolo, Thibault, Rick and Andrey, Jim (base script class), Damien, Kenneth and several others I’ve forgotten to mention!