How to install Apache Groovy Programming Language
on Linux Mint

Apache Groovy Programming Language

Apache Groovy Programming Language

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The Apache Groovy programming language - A multi-faceted language for the Java platform

What is Groovy?

Apache Groovy is a powerful, multi-paradigm programming language for the Java platform aimed at improving developer productivity thanks to a concise, familiar and easy to learn syntax. It integrates smoothly with any Java libraries, and delivers powerful enhancements and productivity features, including scripting capabilities, Domain-Specific Language authoring, runtime and compile-time meta-programming and functional programming.

Why use Groovy?

Groovy is like a super version of Java:

  • It supports most Java syntax but allows simpler syntax for many constructs
  • It supports all Java libraries but provides many extensions and its own productivity libraries
  • It has a dynamic nature like Python, which means that it is very powerful, easy to learn, and productive
  • It optionally has a static nature like Java and Kotlin, which makes it fast and provides extra type checking when desired
  • It has first-class functional, stream processing and immutability support, meaning that it offers features similar to Scala and can offer many advantages when working in parallel processing or clustered environments
  • It has great extensibility for the language and tooling
  • It is free and open source and has a large community of users and developers around the world.


Groovy 2.5.x (3.0.x) requires Java 7 (8) or a later runtime environment to be installed. Depending on what you are planning to do, you may need a Java Development Kit rather than just a Java Runtime Environment.

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Last updated
8 August 2019

Enable snaps on Linux Mint and install Apache Groovy Programming Language

Snaps are applications packaged with all their dependencies to run on all popular Linux distributions from a single build. They update automatically and roll back gracefully.

Snaps are discoverable and installable from the Snap Store, an app store with an audience of millions.

Enable snapd

Snap is available for Linux Mint 18.2 (Sonya), Linux Mint 18.3 (Sylvia), and the latest releases, Linux Mint 19 (Tara) and Linux Mint 19.1 (Tessa). You can find out which version of Linux Mint you’re running by opening System info from the Preferences menu. To install snap from the Software Manager application, search for snapd and click Install.

Alternatively, snapd can be installed from the command line:

sudo apt update sudo apt install snapd

Either restart your machine, or log out and in again, to complete the installation.

Install Apache Groovy Programming Language

To install Apache Groovy Programming Language, simply use the following command:

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