Groovy is a dynamic programing language based on the Java Virtual Machine (JVM) with features for improved productivity. For Java developers, it’s a great way to get the benefits of dynamic languages such as Python and perl without having to learn a lot of new syntax and object models.

At Atlassian Summit 2010, Paul King, a major contributor to the Groovy code base, gave a lightning talk demonstrating how Groovy can easily be used to create Atlassian plugins with far less code than if you used Java!

Curious to learn more? Check out the recording of Paul’s lightning talk to see just how simple it is to create Atlassian plugins with Groovy:

Slides are available for viewing and download on the Atlassian Summit 2010 website.

Learn to Build Plugins at AtlasCamp 2010!

Want to become an expert in building Atlassian plugins? At AtlasCamp 2010 on October 10-13, 2010 in Half Moon Bay, CA, you’ll have the opportunity to spend three days working with Atlassian developers to learn the ins and outs of plugin development (with a few beach bonfires and a lot of beer thrown in for good measure).

Summit 2010 Highlights – Building Plugins with Groovy