Greetings!

This week, I’m pleased to report that Venkat Subramaniam, author of Programming Groovy: Dynamic Productivity for the Java Developer talks at length with Daniel Steinberg about coding in Groovy, metaprogramming, and choosing a language. You’ll learn when Groovy is a great choice, and when it’s not. Venkat shares how to use builders to relieve the tedium of XML processing, explains why metaprogramming is so hard in Java, and why type-safety isn’t what you think. Finally, Venkat explains how programming is a lot like a chainsaw.

Now available at pragprog.com/podcasts and on iTunes.

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