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Re: [Grails-Boston] Proposed Meetup: Groovy Testing

From: Steve P.
Sent on: Thursday, March 15, 2012 1:35 PM
I agree with your goal; evangelizing Groovy to have it gain support is quite noble. Well said.

Furthermore, I hear you all on the location and should hopefully have an announcement  soon


On Thursday, March 15, 2012 at 9:54 AM, Joachim Martin wrote:

I'd love to see a Grails Meetup in Kendall square.  From what I remember at past Meetups, the Broad Institute has a number of Grails deployments.

Newton is an easy enough drive for me, and I appreciate the generosity of Cantina, but I'm also wondering if an "in-town" location might attract some different attendees.   Maybe Broad could supply the space and Cantina could provide the beer?  If it works out maybe we could alternate locations.

My motive here is to see if we can help push Grails adoption in the startup space.  It seems like a number of technologists in startups view Groovy as an awkward combination of java and a scripting language.  And that Grails doesn't match up to the ease of use of Rails.  I think this is an outdated view, probably because these folks are generally early adopters, and Groovy was admittedly an awkward teenager.

Looking forward to the next meeting.


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