Groovy 3: All The Major New Features


Duration: 50 mins
Kenneth Kousen
Founder, KousenIT

Groovy 3 represents the biggest update to the Groovy programming language in years. The move to the Parrot Parser allows all Java features to be supported, including the syntax for lambdas and method references. New operators, like !in, !instanceof, and Elvis assignment have been added. Better Java integration makes Groovy perfect for enhancing existing Java systems with Groovy capabilities, like XML and JSON parsing and generation, collections capabilities, and more.

Groovy continues to grow and is still the most widely supported alternative language on the JVM. Now that it is established as an Apache project, the number of downloads and integrations into Java systems has only grown with time. The Groovy ecosystem, including Grails 4, Spock, Gradle, and more, is still actively supported as well.

You may also be interested in

50 mins
Build Your Own Tech Radar, Capture Your Org's Tech Posture

Software industry changes at a crazy speed. There are always new things coming in and going out of the eco-system...

50 mins
Identifying And Removing Impediments

Executing a software project has many challenges. For a team to function smoothly and deliver working solution we have to...

50 mins
Effecting Change—The Art Of Leading Teams

As leaders we want our teams to pursue great ideas and change directions to realize the goals. However, often we...

50 mins
Slowdown to Gain Speed: Technical Practices that Take Time but Save Time

As a software development manager or a technical leader you are eager to remove impediments so your team can produce...

25 mins
Uncovering your Personal Values

We regularly review our code and attend retros, but what about tracking and reviewing our personal identity? We all know...

25 mins
Using Software, AI, DS to Source Growth Opportunities

Growing up in Honduras, Bolivia, India, Nepal and Indonesia, Thomas believes innovation decision making is one of the most far-reaching...