“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 (don’t go to, 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. 🙂


By Ken Kousen

I am a Java Champion and the author of the books "Kotlin Cookbook", (O'Reilly Media), "Modern Java Recipes" (O'Reilly Media), "Gradle Recipes for Android" (O'Reilly Media), and "Making Java Groovy" (Manning), as well as over a dozen video courses at Safari Books Online. I'm a regular member of the No Fluff, Just Stuff conference tour and have given talks all over the world. Through my company, Kousen IT, Inc, I've taught training courses to and worked with thousands of developers.

3 replies on ““How Groovy Helps” presentation now available”

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

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


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