Groovy 2.2 is the latest major and stable version of the popular alternative language for the JVM.
To learn more about the novelties, make sure to read the detailed release notes. In a nutshell, Groovy 2.2 offers
"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: