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Welcome Dierk Koenig

 
Paul Sturrock
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This week, we're delighted to have Dierk Koenig helping to answer questions about the new software Groovy in Action.

The promotion starts Tuesday, October 21st 2008 and will end on Friday, October 24th 2008.

We'll be selecting four random posters in this forum to win a free copy provided by the publisher, Manning.

Please see the Book Promotion page to ensure your best chances at winning!

Posts in this welcome thread are not eligible for the drawing.
 
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Welcome to the Ranch Dierk!

Hope you have a nice stay here.

Excited to get a copy of your top-selling book.

 
Pedro Fracarolli
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Hi Dierk!

Maybe I'm too newbie, but it seems that JRuby and Groovy are suited for the same kind of problems for me. Am I wrong? Is Groovy just easier to learn than JRuby for newcomers that are already familiar with Java?

Thanks in advance for your answers.
 
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Welcome Dierk Koenig for the Javaranch Book Promo

Have a nice stay here!
 
Dierk König
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Hiall,

thanks for the warm welcome!

cheers
Dierk
 
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Originally posted by Pedro Fracarolli:

Maybe I'm too newbie, but it seems that JRuby and Groovy are suited for the same kind of problems for me. Am I wrong? Is Groovy just easier to learn than JRuby for newcomers that are already familiar with Java?


Some may claim that this would be the case but my personal perspective is slightly different.
Groovy is suited for Java developers that seek to use dynamic programming capabilities on their home turf.
JRuby is suited for Ruby developers that want to run their Ruby programs on a stable and ubiquitous platform.

cheers
Dierk
 
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Dierk, nice to have you on the forum. You have really livened things up!
 
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Dierk,
Welcome!

Pedro,
Note that questions in this thread are not eligible to win in the promo.
 
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I have this nice book already, so don't select me.
 
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I want to say thanks for such a great book, Dierk. GinA got me started on Groovy and made the experience fun.
 
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Welcome Groovy
 
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Originally posted by Marc Peabody:
I want to say thanks for such a great book, Dierk. GinA got me started on Groovy and made the experience fun.


Thanks a lot. That's much appreciated!
Dierk
 
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