Vancouver Island Java User Group VIJUG

where Java geeks meet on the island.

January 2008 VIJUG Meeting – Learning all about Groovy

So you think that Java has to much boilerplate code. It is not agile enough. But there are all these awesome libraries you love to use. Your solution has arrived and Gerald Bauer from the Vancouver Groovy User Group will tell you all about it presenting the Groovy language and the Grails web application development framework.

Vancouver Island Java User GroupVancouver Island Technology Park, Small Boardroom – 4464 Markham Street, Victoria, BC
Wednesday, 23th January 2008, 18:00-19:30

Groovy and Grails presented by Gerald Bauer

The presentation will introduce you to Groovy, a free, open-source dynamic language for the Java runtime. Groovy borrows the best from dynamic languages such as Python, Ruby or Smalltalk and offers it to you in an all-in-one package using a Java-style syntax. Groovy compiles straight to Java bytecode on-the-fly and works out-of-the-box with all existing Java objects and libraries. Groovy offers higher-level functions and iterators (=closures), built-in syntax for lists and maps, markup, regular expressions , ranges, and much much more. The presentation will conclude with a look at Groovy’s web framework called Grails that tries to outdo Ruby on Rails and advertises itself as “See the light – agile, industrial strength, rapid web application development made easy”.

JetBrainsWe will raffle off a personal license for IntelliJ IDEA sponsored by JetBrains as well as T-Shirt from Sun Microsystems.
All VIJUG members and anybody else interested are welcome to attend.

We hope to meet you there.