Daily Archives:October 6th, 2004


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Groovy is a scripting language for Java, and it looks as if it’s appropriately named. A good introduction here. It has a lot of the best features of Python and Ruby, but integrates really well into the Java environment – Java code can be called from Groovy and vice versa very easily, the syntax is similar, with the Java rules relaxed a bit to suit the typically more informal nature of scripting, and Groovy code can be compiled into .class files and executed with the standard ‘java’ command. It has a neat syntax for XML/HTML generation and can be used for creating Ant scripts which are rather more readable than the standard XML.

Must find time to play with this.

Notational Velocity

[Original Link] Notational Velocity is a very simple Mac app for taking and retrieving notes. It’s getting a fair bit of attention for something which, when started, presents you with little more than a blank windows. You can find more detailed descriptions here and here, or just do a Google search for it. There’s no shortage of references.

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