When I first heard the news, I felt like I had been "punched in the gut". While not an overly active member, I have considered myself part of the Groovy and Grails community for the past couple of years. I started playing around with Groovy in 2009 and have been hooked ever since! I know I drove folks crazy at my last job talking about all the things we could do with Groovy.
Based on a comment from Graeme in the podcast, I have created this posting to share what I have done with Groovy and Grails in the past. And hopefully more to come!
- I started by reading Groovy in Action
- Then starting reading other Groovy and Grails books
- I subscribed to the GroovyMag for several years.
- I have attended our local Groovy and Grails user group meetings
- I haunted Venkat Subramanian and Ken Kousen at the local NoFluffJustStuff conferences, attending all of their Groovy and Grails talks.
- I even sneaked some Groovy code into a project at work after reading Making Java Groovy
- My attempt at adding the Spock testing framework for our testing was unfortunately met with a lot of resistence - which I still can't understand! :-(
- And this blog was originally created as place for me to share all of my new Groovy and Grails knowledge with others interested in learning.
Groovy & Grails re-kindled my enthusiam for programming and for that, I would like to say "Thank You" to these teams.
Best of luck guys!