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A multi-faceted language for the Java platform

Groovy is a powerful, optionally typed and dynamic language, with static-typing and static compilation capabilities, for the Java platform aimed at multiplying developers’ 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 2014
Minneapolis, MN, USA

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.

SpringOne 2GX 2014
Dallas, TX, USA

Pivotal and No Fluff Just Stuff bring you SpringOne 2GX 2014, a one-of-a-kind conference for application developers, solution architects, web operations and IT teams who develop business applications, create multi-device aware web applications, design cloud architectures, and manage high performance infrastructure. The sessions are specifically tailored for developers using the hugely popular open source Spring IO projects, Groovy & Grails, Cloud Foundry, Hadoop and Tomcat technologies. Whether you're building and running mission-critical business applications, designing the next killer cloud or big data application, SpringOne 2GX will keep you up to date with the latest enterprise open source technology.

Groovy Grails eXchange 2014
London, United Kingdom

Do you love Groovy & Grails? Would you like to spend 2 days with 150+ Groovy & Grails developers, learning and sharing skills with the world's leading experts on Groovy, Grails and modern enterprise development?

Then why not come to the 8th annual Groovy & Grails eXchange and be part of this passionate community of creators, founders, developers and enthusiasts.

They all use Groovy!