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developerWorks: Reduce Code Noise with Groovy

Sep 22, 2006, 04:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Often, programmers turn to languages like Groovy for building quick utilities, rapidly writing test code, and even for creating components that make up larger Java applications because of Groovy's innate ability to remove much of the noise and complexity that accompanies typical Java-based systems. Groovy's concise, yet flexible syntax frees developers from normal Java constructs that are required for code compilation but don't necessarily help express what the program is really trying to accomplish. What's more, Groovy's relaxed typing removes perceived code complexity through the reduction of interfaces and super classes, which are required in normal Java applications to support common behavior among distinct concrete types..."

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