Functional Programming with Groovy

03 August 2016 - Bill Fly


At the June JavaMug meeting, Dave Thomas said “Object-Oriented Programming is Dead!” and Functional Programming is gaining popularity. So what is Functional Programming and how can we use it with Groovy. Groovy is not a pure functional language, we can use it in a functional style.


Bill Fly is a retired developer with fifty years in IT, mostly in development. He was born and raised in the Dallas area and earned a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from SMU. Now, he is an Adjunct Instructor at Brookhaven College teaching the next generation how to program and tutors clients on such topics as Java programming, creating websites with Content Management Systems, WordPress and Joomla, and website development with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.