The Groovy developer team has announced the release of Groovy 1.1-beta-1, the first alternative JVM language to support Java annotations and static imports. The features in this release ease a wide range of Groovy applications, from shell scripting to writing domain-specific languages.
This release also includes several improvements and bug fixes
Support for annotations enables Groovy users to work with EJB / JPA beans, wire Google Guice with custom components, develop JBoss Seam entities, or write test with JUnit 4 or TestNG.
Groovy 1.1-beta-1 is available for download from the usual location
. You'll be able to download the binary distribution
, the source distribution
, and a zip of the online documentation
(over 500 pages) and the JavaDoc.