Saturday, January 29, 2005

Groovy under Heat

Groovy seems to have a lot of trouble recently. It has so much potential. I wanted to use it. A Java-like dynamic scripting language for the JVM is a great idea. The lesson here is cool features should never take precedence over production quality and usability. Now top of my list of a dynamic scripting language for the JVM is JavaScript. It's not the most beautiful and elegant. But it's much more than good enough, practical and powerful. Plus I am already pretty good at it on the client side. Using it on the server seems so natural. BTW, I dicovered lately Siebel uses JavaScript on the server side to customize the business logic of its applications. The Siebel stuff turns out to be much better than I thought.