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Re: [groovy-nyc] Using Groovy in Productive Capacity?

From: Solomon D.
Sent on: Wednesday, August 24, 2011 6:14 PM
I'm using it in 2 capacities:

1) a production "job server" - I built a centralized Grails-based system that processes basic ETL functions based on a schedule.  The sales guy who know owns the system and sells the "jobs" can actually write new jobs himself.  His off-shore team (which is primarily C# skilled), however, can't seem to grok the concepts.

2) accounting scripts - I have constant accounting issues I need to deal with.  I wrote some Groovy number crunchers.  Reading files, number crunching, and writing output in relatively few lines of code.  It's easy to operate, and is reliable.  Adding new functionality is relatively straight forward as well.

-Solomon Duskis

On Wed, Aug 24, 2011 at 2:47 PM, Aadi Deshpande <[address removed]> wrote:
Hi Fellow Groovers,

Forgive me if this is not the exact forum for this discussion, but I am curious to understand what the state of Groovy interest in the New York metro area is.

Are any of you using Groovy ( which includes Grails ) in a "productive" capacity?   That is, not necessarily rolling with it in production ( though that does indeed count ), but also if you're using it for "enterprise scripting",  build management ( via Gant or Gradle or homegrown ) , GroovyFX , Griffon, testing ( including Spock, Geb, EasyB, etc.. ) ,  Gaelyk, or any of the hundreds of other ways that I am probably not able to think about.

If you are, would you be willing to share how you're using it and what sort of challenges you faced. 

If you're not, would you be willing to share what the reasons there are, as well?

I assure you that I'm not some recruiter, just a big nerd working at a faceless corporation, trying to figure out why there seems to me to be a great difference in the level of local enthusiasm for languages like Ruby, Scala, JavaScript, Python, even Java, but not qu
ite Groovy .

I thank you in advance for your time,


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