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A multi-faceted language for the Java platform

Apache Groovy is a powerful, optionally typed and dynamic language, with static-typing and static compilation capabilities, for the Java platform aimed at improving developer productivity thanks to a concise, familiar and easy to learn syntax. It integrates smoothly with any Java program, and immediately delivers to your application powerful features, including scripting capabilities, Domain-Specific Language authoring, runtime and compile-time meta-programming and functional programming.

Flat learning curve

Concise, readable and expressive syntax, easy to learn for Java developers

Smooth Java integration

Seamlessly and transparently integrates and interoperates with Java and any third-party libraries

Vibrant and rich ecosystem

Web development, reactive applications, concurrency / asynchronous / parallelism library, test frameworks, build tools, code analysis, GUI building

Powerful features

Closures, builders, runtime & compile-time meta-programming, functional programming, type inference, and static compilation

Domain-Specific Languages

Flexible & malleable syntax, advanced integration & customization mechanisms, to integrate readable business rules in your applications

Scripting and testing glue

Great for writing concise and maintainable tests, and for all your build and automation tasks


Groovy events you shouldn't miss!

GR8Conf US 2016
Minneapolis, MN, United States of America

Groovy, Grails and the related technologies have seen astounding growth in interest and adoption the past few years, and with good reason. To spread the word even more we have created GR8Conf.

GR8Conf is an independent, affordable series of conferences. It's dedicated to the technologies in the Groovy ecosystem.

G3 Summit
Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States of America

The G3 Summit is an annual event for the Groovy, Grails, and Gradle (G3) community. This is your chance to learn awesome Groovy/Grails/Gradle technologies from project leaders, committers, authors, and industry experts.

GR8Conf India 2017
New Delhi, India

Groovy, Grails and the related technologies have seen astounding growth in interest and adoption the past few years, and with good reason. To spread the word even more we have created GR8Conf.

GR8Conf is an independent, affordable series of conferences. It's dedicated to the technologies in the Groovy ecosystem.

They all use Groovy!