Java News from Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Version 1.6.4 of Groovy has been released. Groovy is a JVM hosted scripting language that "builds upon the strengths of Java but has additional power features inspired by languages like Python, Ruby and Smalltalk." 1.6.4 is a bug fix release.

There's also a beta of Groovy 1.7. 1.7 adds various new features including annotations available on imports, packages and variable declarations; and nested and anonymous inner classes. I guess closures weren't enough after all.