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From Andy Duncan <>
Subject Re: What projects use Groovy as its main development language ?
Date Fri, 17 Jul 2020 15:39:01 GMT
I keep pushing Groovy as a general programming language at the last few
places I've worked (, and ITV) with mixed results.  As
far as I know, there are at least some production applications written in
Groovy at all those companies.
I've found Java developers who are dabbling with Kotlin tend to like the
familiar syntax.  Spock is a huge hit with any devs with even a passing
interest in unit testing. Generally speaking, if they try it, they like it,
but there can be a lot of resistance from people burned by Grails or who
had a bad experience with overly complex Gradle builds in the past.


On Fri, 17 Jul 2020, 16:27 Scott Hickey, <> wrote:

> Still using Groovy extensively for new line-of-business apps, automated
> testing, builds - both Spring web services  and microservices/JVM-batch
> (both running on Docker). Hundreds of thousands of lines of code at a
> Fortune 500 insurance company. Also have one app using Groovy for a
> serverless function, running on Azure. Nice side benefit - our
> functional-style Groovy code and our modern Javascript have similar coding
> patterns. Helps with the cognitive load when doing full-stack development
> and switching between languages.
> On Fri, Jul 17, 2020 at 1:41 AM Alexander Klein <> wrote:
>> Hi MG,
>> has it’s backend part run on Ratpack
>> using Groovy.
>> The companies Daimler AG/Germany and there are 10 fulltime developers in
>> the project - already for 3 years now.
>> Cheers,
>> Sascha
>> Am 27.06.2020 um 00:24 schrieb MG <>:
>> A quick survey: Who on this mailing list works on or knows of a project
>> where Groovy is the main language of development, i.e. it is not used as
>> "just" a script or DSL language in addition to e.g. Java ?
>> If possible name the company/country/project and give some impression of
>> the size of the project (lines of code, # of people working on it, etc),
>> timeframe of development, and whether it is os or commercial (or both) G-)
>> Thanks in advance,
>> cheers,
>> mg

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