Friday, June 10, 2011

semi-colon: ';'

I'm not going to start with the usual "Hello, world!" example.
My beginning is more trivial than that: just a semi-colon.


Every Java statement has to end with ;.
In Groovy, I don't have to. I could, but I don't.
So, this works:

System.out.println("Look, no semicolon!")

It's a small change, but if you get used to it, it can also deter you from trying to put multiple statements in one line as you *might* have been doing in Java.
Don't try to be too clever and try to have multiple statements in one line. It doesn't always help.

Thursday, June 9, 2011


Ok, first things first.

This isn't about some groovy music band, dance moves, or anything like that.

I'm a software developer.

On this blog, I intend to log (much in the sense of a logbook) my journey in learning the programming language called, Groovy.

Comments are welcome, but this is my journey into learning groovy. You shouldn't use this as a manual to the groovy language.

Ok, I'm done for now.