Groovy 1.9 includes a brand new modularisation feature which allows Groovy to be split into smaller pieces. This mechanism allows us to package up Groovy for different contexts (think enterprise servers, desktops, netbooks and phones) but also to evolve Groovy over time. It also allows module writers greater power in terms of being able to leverage many of the Groovy run-time and compile-time internal features.
This talk looks at these modularisation features including defining modules, module metadata, adding meta-programming features, integration hooks and more. We will also build our own "hello world" module from scratch.
Paul King leads ASERT, an organization based in Brisbane, Australia which provides software development, training and mentoring services to customers wanting to embrace new technologies, harness best practices and innovate. He has been contributing to open source projects for nearly 20 years and is an active committer on numerous projects including Groovy. Paul speaks at international conferences, publishes in software magazines and journals, and is a co-author of Manning's best-seller: Groovy in Action.More About Paul »