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Groovy for Domain-Specific Languages by Fergal Dearle

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Chapter 2. Groovy Quick Start

In this chapter, we will jump straight into Groovy and start exploring the basics of the language. Before we do that, we need to learn a little about the Groovy toolset and set up an environment to work in. We have several different options for how to run Groovy. Groovy programs can be compiled and run standalone or as part of a larger application. They can be invoked from the command line as Groovy scripts or we can run them interactively through the Groovy shell or the Groovy console. Most IDE environments by now also have plug-ins available that allow us to run our Groovy programs directly within them.

  • We will start out with a section on how to find the Groovy binaries and install them on your system.

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