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Groovy 1.8.6 out

Chris Mayer
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The increasingly popular object-oriented alternative to Java gets a minor release.

With the majority of the Groovy brigade focusing intently on the Groovy 2.0 beta, the development team ushered in a small update for the Java-alternative language.

Groovy 1.8.6 is now available to the masses, bringing in minor features but, by in large, is mostly a maintenance release. The release fixes numerous bugs, such as an errors when using groovysh with the verbose option (-v). In terms of new features, there’s a new GDK method: Object[].contains() with contains as a DGM method for primitive arrays.

The full Groovy 1.8.6 JIRA release notes are provided here, and if you’re new to the Groovy revolution, then you can download it here. It’ll keep you busy whilst Groovy 2.0’s beta is in the pipeline.

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