“How Groovy Helps” presentation now available

Last night I gave a presentation at my local CT Java User’s Group on Groovy.  Rather than present a laundry list of Groovy features, I took a somewhat different approach.  Instead, I selected three relatively small, self-contained problems that I’d worked on over the past few months and showed how using Groovy simplified my work.

I gave the PowerPoint slides to the group moderator so he could add them to the group’s web site, but I decided to share them as well.  Below is a link to my uploaded presentation at SlideShare.net (don’t go to slideshare.com, that’s something completely different).

View kousen's profile on slideshare

I’d embed the presentation here, but I don’t know how to do that, so I’ll have to settle for that button or this direct link.

I tried to upload my source code here, but it’s in zip form and that’s not an acceptable format.  Maybe later I’ll add them to my own web site, but for now know at least that all the code examples are contained in the slides themselves.

I’m sure experienced Groovy developers will find ways to make the included code groovier.  If so, please let me know — that’s how I learn.  A lot of the code has already been posted here at one time or another and I’ve learned a lot from the comments.  Hopefully I haven’t said anything in the slides that’s outright incorrect, though. 🙂


About Ken Kousen
I teach software development training courses. I specialize in all areas of Java and XML, from EJB3 to web services to open source projects like Spring, Hibernate, Groovy, and Grails. Find me on Google+ I am the author of "Making Java Groovy", a Java / Groovy integration book published by Manning in the Fall of 2013, and "Gradle Recipes for Android", published by O'Reilly in 2015.

3 Responses to “How Groovy Helps” presentation now available

  1. sebastian says:

    I am currently beginning to learn groovy. I like your approach very much. Please post mor e of them.

  2. Rich says:

    Thanks for putting this online. I’m starting to learn Grovvy and this will help.


  3. Ken Kousen says:

    Glad to be of service. 🙂

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