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What is Groovy?

Groovy builds upon the strengths of Java but has additional power features inspired by languages like Python, Ruby and Smalltalk. It makes modern programming features available to Java developers with almost-zero learning curve.
Groovy is a tool in the Languages category of a tech stack.
Groovy is an open source tool with 1.5K GitHub stars and 424 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Groovy's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Groovy?

Companies
347 companies reportedly use Groovy in their tech stacks, including Craftbase, TransferWise, and PedidosYa.

Developers
522 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 13 tools that integrate with Groovy.
Private Decisions at about Groovy

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by members of with Groovy in their tech stack.

Tongliang Liu
Tongliang Liu
Senior Software Engineer at Netflix · | 1 upvotes · 0 views
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As long as you don't abuse def and Closure Groovy

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Valdomiro Bilharvas
Valdomiro Bilharvas
CTO at PlatformBuilders · | 1 upvotes · 0 views
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Used as language to describe and interpret as tools with jenkinsfile Groovy

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Midhun Harikumar
Midhun Harikumar
Senior Associate at Cognizant Technology Solutions · | 1 upvotes · 44.7K views
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SQLiteSQLiteGradleGradleGroovyGroovy

This app uses SQLite to store internal data and is superfast, especially good to use with Android JetPack framework like Room. Gradle is good for managing the dependencies and Groovy script enables some advanced configuration.

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Public Decisions about Groovy

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Groovy in their tech stack.

Alex A
Alex A
Founder at PRIZ Guru · | 3 upvotes · 199.8K views

Some may wonder why did we choose Grails ? Really good question :) We spent quite some time to evaluate what framework to go with and the battle was between Play Scala and Grails ( Groovy ). We have enough experience with both and, to be honest, I absolutely in love with Scala; however, the tipping point for us was the potential speed of development. Grails allows much faster development pace than Play , and as of right now this is the most important parameter. We might convert later though. Also, worth mentioning, by default Grails comes with Gradle as a build tool, so why change?

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Midhun Harikumar
Midhun Harikumar
Senior Associate at Cognizant Technology Solutions · | 1 upvotes · 44.7K views
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SQLiteSQLiteGradleGradleGroovyGroovy

This app uses SQLite to store internal data and is superfast, especially good to use with Android JetPack framework like Room. Gradle is good for managing the dependencies and Groovy script enables some advanced configuration.

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Groovy Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Groovy?
Java
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
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
Kotlin is a statically typed programming language for the JVM, Android and the browser, 100% interoperable with Java
Python
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
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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