If you’re a busy Java professional who needs quick solutions to everyday problems, then Groovy Recipes is for you. In Groovy Recipes Greasing the Wheels of Java, (Pragmatic Bookshelf, $34.95) author Scott Davis begins each recipe with a concise code example for a quick start, followed by in-depth explanation in plain English. These recipes will get you to-to-speed in a Groovy environment quickly.
The Groovy language and Grails web framework give you seamless integration with your legacy Java code while adding the flexibility and dynamism of a scripting language. Groovy allows you to write code the way you always thought you should—you’ll never look at Java the same way again.
You’ll see how to speed up nearly every aspect of the development process using Groovy. Groovy makes mundane file management tasks like copying and renaming files trivial. Reading and writing XML has never been easier with XmlParsers and XmlBuilders. Breathe new life into Arrays, Maps, and Lists with a number of convenience methods.
Scott Davis says, “Groovy does more than just ease traditional Java development: it brings modern programming features to the Java platform like closures, duck-typing, and metaprogramming.”
As an added bonus, this book also covers Grails. You’ll be amazed at how quickly you can have a first-class web application up and running from ground zero. Grails includes everything you need in a single zip file—a web server (Jetty), a database (HSQLDB), Spring, Hibernate, even a Groovy version of Ant called GANT.
You’ll find everything from getting a basic website in place to advanced features that take you beyond HTML into the world of Web Services: REST, JSON, Atom, Podcasting, and much much more.
Greasing the Wheels of Java
ISBN: 9780978739294, 264 pages, $34.95US, $34.95CA, 7.5×9.
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