Venkat Subramaniam explains some of the Groovy syntax elements and its idioms by taking Java code examples and transforming them step by step into their more concise Groovy counterparts.
Venkat Subramaniam is the founder of Agile Developer and has trained and mentored thousands of software developers in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia. He's author of ".NET Gotchas" and coauthor of 2007 Jolt Productivity award winning book "Practices of an Agile Developer". He’s also author of "Programming Groovy" and "Programming Scala: Tackle Multi-Core Complexity on the Java Virtual Machine".
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I started learning groovy + grails in 2009, found Grails too slow for development, and somehow got misconception that Alone groovy doesnt make much sense..
But after watching this presentation, Will try Groovy for sure.
Now I need to find a Grails presentation. =)