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Learn

Welcome to the learning section of the Groovy website.

First of all, you will need to get started by installing Groovy on your system or project.

Once all set up, we invite you to have a look at the Groovy documentation, which explains all the details of the language, such as how to use the tools that come with a Groovy installation, and how to tackle more complex tasks with the various module user guides.

But there are other ways to learn more about Groovy, thanks to books and presentations given about Groovy at conferences.


Books

Another great approach to learning Groovy is to read the various books published on the language:

Falando de Grails

By Henrique Lobo Weissmann

For Groovy and Grails developers, authored by the founder of Grails Brasil based on his experiences as a Groovy and Grails consultant.

Groovy in Action, 2nd edition

By Dierk König, Guillaume Laforge, Paul King, Cédric Champeau, Hamlet D'Arcy, Erik Pragt, and Jon Skeet

The undisputed definitive reference on the Groovy programming language, authored by core members of the development team.

Making Java Groovy

By Ken Kousen

Make Java development easier by adding Groovy. Each chapter focuses on a task Java developers do, like building, testing, or working with databases or restful web services, and shows ways Groovy can help.

Programming Groovy 2

By Venkat Subramaniam

Dynamic productivity for the Java developer

Groovy 2 Cookbook

By Andrey Adamovitch, Luciano Fiandeso

Over 90 recipes that provide solutions to everyday programming challenges using the powerful features of Groovy 2

Groovy for Domain-Specific Languages

By Fergal Dearle

Enhance and extend your Java applications with Domain-Specific Languages in Groovy

Groovy Goodness Notebook

By Hubert A. Klein Ikkink

Experience the Groovy programming language through code snippets. Learn more about (hidden) Groovy features with code snippets and short articles. The articles and code will get you started quickly and will give more insight in Groovy.


Presentations

Many Groovy-related presentations have been recorded at conferences that you might wish to have a look at, to learn more about Groovy, delve into particular topics, and more.

Below are a few selected presentations given at the SpringOne2GX, GR8Conf and Greach conferences.

You can find more presentations: