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I've decided that I've been chugging along with Java/C/C++/perl for far too long. I'm stagnating, and I need to go out and learn something new. As much as I enjoy coding in Java, constant contact with it has dulled my enthusiasm and hardened too many neural pathways for it to really be fun anymore. I was doing C as a friggin' teenager, C++ is giving me ulcers, and perl - well, you know about perl. So it's high time I get off my bum and learn something new.Read our first featured article Groovy: First Contact
That leaves Groovy. Based on extensive past experience in encountering and learning new things, I was fully prepared to be wildly disappointed. In the real world the stars of the show seem to never live up to their billing. The handsome lead looks fabulous in his stage makeup, but after the show you find that the makeup was covering 37 zits; he's really 5'2"; his last bath was probably in the Nixon era; he was wearing a girdle to hold in his 48-inch belly; and he's got bits of chunky bacon stuck in his teeth. There's a lot of people out there making alot of fancy talk, painting a pretty picture to give the illusion of their hero being a a virile leading man. But almost always it's all smoke and mirrors, it's a coverup aimed at making a smelly short fat man with bad complexion look good.
In Groovy's case, I was pleasantly surprised.
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