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Java vs Groovy

 
Tarun Oohri
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Hello Everyone!!!
I have just been to a java interview today..but they are offering me work on Groovy-Grails not on java.
As a fresher in the industry should i go for it or should i wait for the java opening ?
I am in great confusion.
Thanks!!!
 
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I don't think we can advise you.
A few things to consider: Are you happy to work with Groovy? Are there lots of other job opportunities for you to apply for? How long might you have to go without a salary? How easy would it be to move?

I expect this thread will move to a different forum.
 
Tarun Oohri
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Campbell Ritchie wrote:I don't think we can advise you.
A few things to consider: Are you happy to work with Groovy? Are there lots of other job opportunities for you to apply for? How long might you have to go without a salary? How easy would it be to move?

I expect this thread will move to a different forum.


I have never read Groovy, I have been in java always...Even the interview i went through , they took 3 long rounds in java itself ..
No such opportunities as of now but people in the industry say that market will open in Feb , then lots of openings will be there.
All i want that , if i consider this job and after an year .. if i think of changing ..would i get growth and openings for Groovy as we get for java ?
I do not want to waste time on the technology which have no scope in future , I have great interest in java although i am not perfect .. The knowledge i have , just dont want to waste it opting Groovy.
 
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Groovy has been around for several years and is used in various places. It is also the basis for the Gradle build system. If your employer is giving you a chance to add a new skill to your portfolio, why not take advantage of this opportunity? The trend n the industry is towards polyglot programming, so why not join in and become an even more Well Grounded Java Developer?

 
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Right. Groovy is a JVM language. A lot of what you learn will apply to many languages.

Nobody can predict the future, but Groovy isn't some obsolete or niche language.
 
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In case you're still interested in knowing more about Groovy, see this post on Making Java Groovy.
 
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