Groovy - Environment


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There are a variety of ways to get the Groovy environment setup.

Binary download and installation − Go to the link www.groovy-lang.org/download.html to get the Windows Installer section. Click on this option to start the download of the Groovy installer.

Groovy Environment Setup

Once you launch the installer, follow the steps given below to complete the installation.

Step 1 − Select the language installer.

Language Installer

Step 2 − Click the Next button in the next screen.

Groovy 2.4.5 Setup

Step 3 − Click the ‘I Agree’ button.

License Agreement

Step 4 − Accept the default components and click the Next button.

Choose Components

Step 5 − Choose the appropriate destination folder and then click the Next button.

Install Location

Step 6 − Click the Install button to start the installation.

Start Menu Folder

Step 7 − Once the installation is complete, click the Next button to start the configuration.

Installation Complete

Step 8 − Choose the default options and click the Next button.

Environment Variables

Step 9 − Accept the default file associations and click the Next button.

File Associations

Step 10 − Click the Finish button to complete the installation.

Finish Button

Once the above steps are followed, you can then start the groovy shell which is part of the Groovy installation that helps in testing our different aspects of the Groovy language without the need of having a full-fledged integrated development environment for Groovy. This can be done by running the command groovysh from the command prompt.

Running Command Groovysh

If you want to include the groovy binaries as part of you maven or gradle build, you can add the following lines

Gradle

'org.codehaus.groovy:groovy:2.4.5'

Maven

<groupId>org.codehaus.groovy</groupId> 
<artifactId>groovy</artifactId>  
<version>2.4.5</version>


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