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Intermixing Java and Groovy - by Venkat Subramaniam

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One of the key strengths of Groovy is that it runs on the JVM and we can make really good use of Java libraries. But, it's not that obvious how we can intermix Java and Groovy.

In this presentation, we will learn about the challenges to intermix the two languages. Through a series of examples, we will learn to invoke Java code from Groovy and also Groovy code from Java. We will not limit ourselves to code known at compile time, we will push the boundaries all the way to invoke dynamically synthesized Groovy methods from Java.

About Venkat Subramaniam

Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., creator of, and an instructional professor at the University of Houston.

He has trained and mentored thousands of software developers in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia, and is a regularly-invited speaker at several international conferences. Venkat helps his clients effectively apply and succeed with sustainable agile practices on their software projects.

Venkat is a (co)author of multiple technical books, including the 2007 Jolt Productivity award-winning book Practices of an Agile Developer. You can find a list of his books at

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