Groovy is an actively used programming language created in 2003. Apache Groovy is an object-oriented programming language for the Java platform. It is a dynamic language with features similar to those of Python, Ruby, Perl, and Smalltalk. It can be used as a scripting language for the Java Platform, is dynamically compiled to Java virtual machine (JVM) bytecode, and interoperates with other Java code and libraries. Read more on Wikipedia...

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Example code from the Hello World Collection:

// Hello World in Groovy

println "Hello World"

Example code from Linguist:

#!/usr/bin/env groovy
println "Groovy!"

Example code from Wikipedia:

class Bird implements FlyingAbility {} /* Adds the trait FlyingAbility to the Bird class capabilities */
def bird = new Bird() /* instantiate a new Bird */
assert bird.fly() == "I'm flying!" /* the Bird class automatically gets the behavior of the FlyingAbility trait */

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