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NYJavaSIG - Making Java Groovy


Thursday, February 21, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EST)

NYJavaSIG - Making Java Groovy

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As everyone in the #NYJavaSIG knows, the JVM was originally designed to run compiled programs in the Java source language.  But over the years, many languages can be compiled to Java bytecodes and run on the JVM.

Groovy is one of those languages.  It is a very popular, dynamic language that builds on the strengths of Java but has additional powerful featuresinspired by Python, Ruby and Smalltalk.  Besides its agility, it supports the construction of domain-specific languages (small languages for specific tasks) for financial, data-retrieval, system administration, testing, application building and other use cases.

Groovy isn't designed to replace Java. This dynamic language just makes Java much cleaner and easier to develop.  This presentation will look at common tasks of Java developers and demonstrate how Groovy can offer tremendous benefits.

During this presentation we will drill down on building and testing Groovy applications, accessing databases, working with basic data structures, accessing web services, building desktop applications, and taking advantage of concurrency.


Speaker Bio

Ken Kousen is the President of Kousen IT, Inc., through which he does technical training, mentoring, and consulting in all areas of Java and XML. He is the author of the O'Reilly screencast "Up and Running Groovy", and the upcoming Manning book about Java/Groovy integration, entitled "Making Java Groovy".

He has been a tech reviewer for several books on software development. Over the past decade he's taught thousands of developers in business and industry. He is also an adjunct professor at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute site in Hartford, CT. His academic background includes two BS degrees from M.I.T., an MS and a Ph.D. from Princeton, and an MS in Computer Science from R.P.I.

Thanks to Jay Zimmerman for sponsoring Ken for the meeting.  Visit the NY Software Symposium for details on the April 5-6 conference in midtown.

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When & Where

Credit Suisse - main building
11 Madison Ave
Colello Auditorium - Room 2B
New York, NY

Thursday, February 21, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EST)

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The NYJavaSIG was the very first Java user group started back in 1995.  It currently is the largest Java User Group in North America (and 2nd largest on the planet) with well over 8K members.

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