In this article Groovy Project Manager Guillaume Laforge provides an overview of the new and noteworthy features of Groovy 1.5 including support for Java 5 features with annotations, generics and enums. You will also be introduced to enhanced Groovy tooling support via Maven and IntelliJ.
The Groovy language is bringing many of the features that have become popular in Ruby to Java and the JVM. Groovy in Action by Dierk Koenig, Andrew Glover, Paul King, Guillaume Laforge and Jon Skeet provides a guided tour to learning the language and places it can be put to use. . InfoQ is excited to present an excerpt of the book of along with a review by Grails team member Jason Rudolph.
Groovy's Metaobject-Protocol provides a single point of contact for modifying the core behaviour of the Objects we create. John McClean shows how to use Groovy's MOP to perform AOP interception without proxyies or bytecode manipulation, and shows how the same is possible in Ruby and other dynamic languages.
In this book Anil Hemrajani relates Agile practices to Java and the Spring, Hibernate, and Eclipse open source toolsets. It's a useful book for technical managers and Java web developers. 4