What is Groovy?

It is a powerful multi-faceted programming language for the JVM platform. It supports a spectrum of programming styles incorporating features from dynamic languages such as optional and duck typing, but also static compilation and static type checking at levels similar to or greater than Java through its extensible static type checker. It aims to greatly increase developer productivity with many powerful features but also a concise, familiar and easy to learn syntax.
Groovy is a tool in the Languages category of a tech stack.
Groovy is an open source tool with 4.3K GitHub stars and 1.6K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Groovy's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Groovy?

361 companies reportedly use Groovy in their tech stacks, including Bitpanda, doubleSlash, and Craftbase.

670 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Groovy.

Groovy Integrations

Java, Grails, Vert.x, Micronaut Framework, and Swagger Codegen are some of the popular tools that integrate with Groovy. Here's a list of all 16 tools that integrate with Groovy.
Pros of Groovy
Java platform
Much more productive than java
Concise and readable
Very little code needed for complex tasks
Dynamic language
Nice dynamic syntax for the jvm
Very fast
Easy to setup
Can work with JSON as an object
Literal Collections
Supports closures (lambdas)
Syntactic sugar
Developer Friendly
Interoperable with Java
Optional static typing

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Groovy's Features

  • Flat learning curve
  • Powerful features
  • Smooth Java integration
  • Domain-Specific Languages
  • Vibrant and rich ecosystem
  • Scripting and testing glue

Groovy Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Groovy?
Java is a programming language and computing platform first released by Sun Microsystems in 1995. There are lots of applications and websites that will not work unless you have Java installed, and more are created every day. Java is fast, secure, and reliable. From laptops to datacenters, game consoles to scientific supercomputers, cell phones to the Internet, Java is everywhere!
Scala is an acronym for “Scalable Language”. This means that Scala grows with you. You can play with it by typing one-line expressions and observing the results. But you can also rely on it for large mission critical systems, as many companies, including Twitter, LinkedIn, or Intel do. To some, Scala feels like a scripting language. Its syntax is concise and low ceremony; its types get out of the way because the compiler can infer them.
Kotlin is a statically typed programming language for the JVM, Android and the browser, 100% interoperable with Java
Python is a general purpose programming language created by Guido Van Rossum. Python is most praised for its elegant syntax and readable code, if you are just beginning your programming career python suits you best.
Gradle is a build tool with a focus on build automation and support for multi-language development. If you are building, testing, publishing, and deploying software on any platform, Gradle offers a flexible model that can support the entire development lifecycle from compiling and packaging code to publishing web sites.
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Groovy's Followers
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