Grails eXchange 2007: Unit Testing and Mock Objects with Groovy

Unit testing is a first-class developer duty with even higher priority in dynamic languages like Groovy. During this talk at the Grails eXchange 2007, Dierk explained the built-in features that Groovy provides for unit testing ranging from basic tests as known from JUnit, through Groovy specific testing strategies, up to …

Advanced Topics In Programming Languages: Closures For Java

We propose to add Closures to the Java Programming Language. Closures simplify the use of APIs that rely on anonymous class instances, such as the concurrency APIs and callbacks. More importantly, closures support control abstractions, which are APIs that act as programmer-defined control constructs. This talk describes the proposed language …