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Appendix C. Installing alternative JVM languages

This appendix covers the download and installation instructions for the three JVM languages (Groovy, Scala, and Clojure) as well as the Groovy-based web framework (Grails) covered in chapters 8, 9, 10, and 13 respectively.

C.1. Groovy

Groovy is fairly simple to install, but if you’re unfamiliar with setting environment variables or you’re new to your particular operating system, you should find this guide helpful.

C.1.1. Downloading Groovy

First of all, go to http://groovy.codehaus.org/Download and download the latest stable version of Groovy. We used Groovy 1.8.6 for the examples, so we recommend downloading the groovy-binary-1.8.6.zip file. Then unzip the contents of the zip file you downloaded ...

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