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Groovy for Domain-Specific Languages, Second Edition

By : Fergal Dearle
Book Image

Groovy for Domain-Specific Languages, Second Edition

By: Fergal Dearle

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (20 chapters)
Groovy for Domain-specific Languages Second Edition
About the Author
About the Reviewers
Free Chapter
Introduction to DSLs and Groovy


Being part of the extended Groovy community has been one of the most fulfilling periods of my professional life. I have had the privilege to work with some of the best and most talented software developers and Groovy programmers around the world, and I have learned a lot from them all. There are so many to mention; first names will have to do: George, Elliot, Adam, Steve, Rob, Glenn, Zsolt, Chris, Tao, Adi, Grezg, Brendan, Alex, Sean, Atilla, Eugen, Alvaro, Jet, Dom, and Tim … to name but a few.

Special thanks must go to Peter Ledbrook for his tireless work running the London Groovy Grails User Group, and to the organizers of GGX and GR8 conferences. Some of the great blogs and conference talks that inspired me to write this book were presented by Guilliame Laforge, Cédric Champeau, Marco Vermeulen, Mr Haki, and Jeff Scott Brown.

Closer to home, I could not have finished this book were it not for the tireless support of my coworker and comentor at CoderDojo, Tony Davidson.

Last, but not least, I want to thank my girls, Caroline, Eabha, Nessa and Sadhbh, who put up with my long absences during the writing, and without whose love and tolerance I would never have completed this book.