Groovy Programming Fundamentals
Getting Started with POGOs, Closures, and Collections
By Ken Kousen
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: May 2015
Run time: 3 hours 56 minutes

Learn the advantages of using Groovy by itself and with existing Java projects. This video workshop takes you into the heart of this JVM language and shows you how Groovy can help increase your productivity through dynamic language features similar to those of Python, Ruby, and Smalltalk.

Presenter and Java consultant Ken Kousen demonstrates how writing anything from a simple build script to a full scale application is much easier with Groovy than with Java. You’ll quickly learn how to add Groovy to your projects, and then explore the language through a host of examples and demonstrations.

Once you complete this course, check out Ken’s other videos on the subject: Practical Groovy and Mastering Groovy.

  • Walk through Groovy’s basic data types
  • Use the “slashy” string syntax to define regular expressions
  • Learn how operator overloading in the libraries simplifies your code
  • Control and customize all the natural defaults and autogenerated code in POGOs
  • Get demonstrations on using closures, and mixing Java and Groovy classes together
  • Know when and how to use Abstract Syntax Tree (AST) transformations
  • Parse and generate both XML and JSON
  • Access RESTful web services with ease

Ken Kousen, President of Kousen IT, Inc., is a technical trainer, mentor, and consultant in all areas related to Java, specializing in Android, Spring, Hibernate/JPA, Groovy, and Grails. He is the author of Making Java Groovy (Manning) and the upcoming O’Reilly book, Gradle for Android.

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Great course

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    Excellent Introduction to Groovy

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      Comments about oreilly Groovy Programming Fundamentals:

      * The course is step-by-step, and skips nothing
      * Ken Kousen really knows Groovy, and his explanations are both thorough and entertaining
      * The examples at the end of the course really tie things together.

      I don't know much Java (yet), but you don't need in-depth experience (or even a Java/Groovy IDE) to work through the course.

      Can't wait to view the other Groovy courses!

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      Good jump start on Groovy

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