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A multi-faceted language for the Java platform

Apache Groovy is a powerful, optionally typed and dynamic language, with static-typing and static compilation capabilities, for the Java platform aimed at improving developer productivity thanks to a concise, familiar and easy to learn syntax. It integrates smoothly with any Java program, and immediately delivers to your application powerful features, including scripting capabilities, Domain-Specific Language authoring, runtime and compile-time meta-programming and functional programming.

Flat learning curve

Concise, readable and expressive syntax, easy to learn for Java developers

Smooth Java integration

Seamlessly and transparently integrates and interoperates with Java and any third-party libraries

Vibrant and rich ecosystem

Web development, reactive applications, concurrency / asynchronous / parallelism library, test frameworks, build tools, code analysis, GUI building

Powerful features

Closures, builders, runtime & compile-time meta-programming, functional programming, type inference, and static compilation

Domain-Specific Languages

Flexible & malleable syntax, advanced integration & customization mechanisms, to integrate readable business rules in your applications

Scripting and testing glue

Great for writing concise and maintainable tests, and for all your build and automation tasks


Groovy events you shouldn't miss!

GR8Conf EU 2016
Copenhagen, Denmark

Groovy, Grails and the related technologies have seen astounding growth in interest and adoption the past few years, and with good reason. To spread the word even more we have created GR8Conf.

GR8Conf is an independent, affordable series of conferences. It's dedicated to the technologies in the Groovy ecosystem.

GR8Conf US 2016
Minneapolis, MN, United States of America

Groovy, Grails and the related technologies have seen astounding growth in interest and adoption the past few years, and with good reason. To spread the word even more we have created GR8Conf.

GR8Conf is an independent, affordable series of conferences. It's dedicated to the technologies in the Groovy ecosystem.

Groovy Grails eXchange 2016
London, United Kingdom

Do you love Groovy & Grails? Would you like to spend 2 days with 150+ Groovy & Grails developers, learning and sharing skills with the world's leading experts on Groovy, Grails and modern enterprise development?

Then why not come to the 10th annual Groovy & Grails eXchange and be part of this passionate community of creators, founders, developers and enthusiasts.

They all use Groovy!