Python Wins Tiobe's Language of the Year Award for 2010

by Jean-Jacques Dubray on  Jan 19, 2011 3

Tiobe's award is given to the programming language that gained most market share in 2010. Objective-C was the leader for most of 2010 but got lost ground in the last couple of months. Python grew it's market share by 1.81% since January 2010, which is nearly 4 times the overall marketshare of SAP's programming language ABAP.

Groovy 1.7, Grails 1.2 and Groovy Eclipse 2.0 Updates Include Dependency Management,Language Support

by Josh Long on  Jan 27, 2010 2

The Groovy language, version 1.7, was recently released supporting refinements to the language itself as well as library enhancements. In short succession, SpringSource has announced the Groovy Eclipse IDE 2.0, which brings debugging, refined content-assist, and stub-less compilation to Eclipse's formerly poor Groovy support.

Roundup: Scala as the long term replacement for Java

by Dio Synodinos on  Jul 09, 2009 26

Scala has been receiving much attention lately as a possible candidate to replace Java in the future. James Strachan creator of Groovy advocates in favor of Scala as James Gosling, creator of Java and Charles Nutter JRuby Core Developer, have done in the past.

Is It Premature to Talk About C++ and Java’s Legacy?

by Abel Avram on  Mar 24, 2009 6

Bruce Eckel’s recent blog post on the legacy left by C++ and Java generated a lot of reaction. While mentioning some design mistakes, he concludes that both languages have had a significant role in programming languages evolution and an important positive legacy. But is it not too early to talk about their legacy?

Make Way for Grails 1.1

by Craig Wickesser on  Mar 11, 2009 4

Recently SpringSource released version 1.6 of the Groovy programming language and now they've followed up with a new version of Grails.

Just the Cure, More Groovy

by Craig Wickesser on  Mar 01, 2009 6

Groovy 1.6 was released recently and provides plenty of new features and improvements, in particular speed was a major focus by the development team.

Dynamic Report for Java and Grails

by Craig Wickesser on  Feb 10, 2009 1

Reporting is a common feature found in many software applications and DynamicJasper aims to make it a simple and easily configurable process.

Beans Exposed with JMX Builder

by Craig Wickesser on  Dec 20, 2008 1

JMX has been around for quite some time and now it's gone Groovy. Find out what one developer is doing to provide an easy to use Groovy Builder for exposing your beans.

Dynamic Language IDEs: News From Groovy-Eclipse

by Mirko Stocker on  Dec 18, 2008 1

Another part of our series about IDEs for dynamic languages: a look at the future plans and latest feature additions of Groovy-Eclipse.

SpringSource Embraces Groovy and Grails with Acquisition of G2One

by Scott Delap on  Nov 11, 2008 14

SpringSource announced today the acquisition of G2One, the company behind Grails and Groovy. InfoQ sat down with SpringSource CEO Rod Johnson and G2One CTO Graeme Rocher to discuss the benefits of combining forces.

A Speedier Groovy Coming Soon

by Craig Wickesser on  Oct 17, 2008 1

The Groovy development team and G2One have been working to improve the performance and features of Groovy, while maintaining a stable release. The steady work on Groovy 1.6 has led to significant performance improvements available in beta form right now.

Is Groovy a Better Choice Than Java for Creating Internal DSLs?

by Srini Penchikala on  Oct 14, 2008 5

JVM-compatible languages such as Scala, Groovy and JRuby are recently gaining more popularity for developing Domain Specific Languages (DSLs). But are they better suited to creating internal DSLs than the Java programming language? Venkat Subramaniam explains why "Essence over ceremony" and "Metaprogramming" features in a dynamic language like Groovy help in developing internal DSLs.

Behavior-Driven Development for Everyone

by Craig Wickesser on  Sep 22, 2008

Behavior-Driven Development is nothing new but has steadily risen to the forefront as an excellent technique for technical and non-technical participants to collaborate on a software project. Several frameworks exist to aid the development of software in the BDD (Behavior-Driven Development) mindset, with one particular framework trying to make it as easy as possible for everyone.

Customize Grails Application Behavior Using the Event Model

by Srini Penchikala on  Sep 18, 2008

A typical Grails application throws events at key points in the application life cycle, whether in the build process or in individual artifacts such as domain classes and controllers. These application events are good extension points to setup listeners to intercept them and react to the events with custom behavior.

Dynamic Invocation Runs on OpenJDK

by R.J. Lorimer on  Sep 01, 2008 2

John Rose, a Hotspot VM developer at Sun, has announced the first successful execution of the 'invokedynamic' instruction on the OpenJDK VM. Dynamic invocation is an important feature for adapting dynamic languages to the JVM.