Design Patterns in Groovy

Track: Alternative Languages
Skill Level: Intermediate
Room: Room 104
Time Slot: Mon 2/24, 4:00 PM
Tags: groovy , alternative languages , design patterns

When I got into Java I had a Wow, look how easy it is to implement these patterns moment. When I got into Groovy, I had the same reaction, but only better. The dynamic nature of Groovy makes it easier to implement some common patterns. What is better, there are some patterns that you can exploit in Groovy that are not so easy in Java. In this section, you will learn how to implement some traditional patterns in Groovy, and also other patterns you are simply not used to in Java. This presentation will go far beyond the Gang-of-four (GOF) patterns. You will learn how to implement some GOF patterns, but also some patterns that will allow you to exploit dynamic nature of Groovy and the elegance of Groovy closures.

Venkat Subramaniam

Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., 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 agile practices on their software projects.

Venkat is a (co)author of multiple books, including the 2007 Jolt Productivity award winning book Practices of an Agile Developer. His latest book is Functional Programming in Java: Harnessing the Power of Java 8 Lambda Expressions. You can reach him by email at venkats at agiledeveloper dot com or on twitter at @venkat_s.