Pivotal drops Groovy sponsorship


#1

Pivotal has just announced that they will no longer be funding development of Groovy. The Groovy folks are actively seeking new sponsorship, but this does not look good for the future of the Groovy language.


(Calvin Robertson) #2

Samsung Maybe? :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


(ActionTiles.com co-founder Terry @ActionTiles; GitHub: @cosmicpuppy) #3

How about Oracle? Or do they feel Groovy is an abomination to the Java religion?

I’m … ambivalent. Too many languages.

WigWag is promoting (or developing?) something called “device.js”; probably due to the trendiness of “Node.js”, I presume.

Another JavaScript based language? Why not?

…CP / Terry.


(Andrew Cockburn) #4

I long since gave up learning languages - I just tactically Google the syntax whenever I need to - they all have loops, conditions, variables, subroutines, some have closures etc. etc. Every language has one or two cool features you miss elsewhere but you can usually work around it.

Pointless post really, I guess I am just trying to say I won’t cry if Groovy goes away, I’ll just Google the syntax of whatever replaces it :wink:


(Jeff Beck) #5

Groovy went 1.0 before corporate sponsorship, and there are many uses of Groovy out there I’m sure we will see something for the core team in near feature.


#6

Just a quick update–Groovy has applied for a place in the Apache Software Foundation. Grails’ future is murkier. Philosophically ASF is a good fit, so if the resources are available to keep the team together, that’s a good thing. At least it makes it likely Java 8 support will happen.

Long term, as in over 3 years, I personally would expect SmartThings to move away from Groovy, but who knows?