We are a group of users focused on expanding the breadth and depth of Groovy and Grails development skills with our members who live and work in the DFW area. Our meetings are on the 1st Wednesday of every month (social & food at 6:30pm, meeting content at 7:00pm) at the NEW Improving office in Plano.

General Announcement

Starting with the June 2017 meeting we will be focusing on introducing new members to Groovy. We will have a series of talks that will bring them up to speed on Groovy, Gradle, Grails and application development. Please bring your friend, neighbor and co-worker, especially if they are familiar with Java, as the ramp-up is very easy.

Functional Programming with Groovy

03 August 2016Bill 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.