Groovy Exception handling

Exception handling

Groovy lets the programmer decide to catch the exception or not. In the following example, the developer tries to open and read the contents of a file. He does not need to surround the method with a try and catch block, when he knows that the file exists. Continue reading “Groovy Exception handling”


Groovy Environment Setup

Groovy Development Environment

Groovy requires Java, so you need to have a version available (while groovy 1.6 supports JDK 1.4 or greater, for groovy 1.7 onwards, minimum JDK 1.5 is needed)

Download the Groovy installer or binaries from the downloads page ( and follow the installation instruction

Download binary

  • Add GROOVY_HOME/bin to your PATH

Groovy Architecture


Groovy uses a Java-like syntax which is dynamically compiled to Java byte code therefore Groovy can seamlessly work together with Java code and Java libraries. Groovy with Java make Groovy very powerful. When an application needs functionality that can’t be achieved with the existing Groovy libraries, the developer can still write Java code to achieve the goal and vice versa Java code can be converted to Groovy

Architecture Figure 1: Groovy on Java Platform

 Groovy is like a super version of Java. It can leverage Java’s enterprise capabilities but also has cool productivity features like action, builders and dynamic typing.

Java Interview Reference Guide – Heap

Heap Memory:

Each time an object is created in Java it goes into the specific memory known as Heap. The member variables of class store in Stack (i.e. Last In First Out) and member variables will store in Heap.

Allocating of Memory in Stack is in run-time when method called it will push to stack and stack pointer increment, stack decremented if method got over.

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