Groovy, the veteran language for the Java virtual machine, has several enhancements on its roadmap, such as to support Java 9 modularity and Java 8 lambda capabilities. Although closely linked to Java, Groovy offers additional capabilities such as the ability to write compile-time transformations and macros.
The Apache Software Foundation plans the following Groovy upgrades in the next year:
- Versions 2.5, due in early 2018 for Java 7 and later.
- Version 2.6 and 3.0, both set to arrive in about a year, and both currently available in alpha releases. Version 2.6 is aimed at Java 7 users, and Version 3.0 at Java 8 and 9 users; their capabitiies will be similar.
Planned Groovy 3.0 features
When Groovy 3.0 is released, you can expect the following additions and enhancements:
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