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Speaker: Paul King
Groovy doesn't claim to be a fully-fledged functional programming language but it does provide the Java or Groovy developer with a whole toolbox of features for doing functional style programs. This talk looks at the key Groovy features which support a functional style. Topics covered include using closures, currying and partial evaluation, closure composition, useful functional-centric AST macros, useful functional-centric runtime meta-programming tricks, trampolining, using Java functional libraries, immutable data structures, lazy and infinite lists, using Groovy 2's static typing and approaches for moving beyond Java's type system.
There are many advantages to using a functional style in your programs. Learn what can be done to leverage functional style while retaining many of the productivity gains of the Groovy programming language.