How-to Install Latest Groovy 2 by HomeBrew on Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite Easy Guide

November 7th, 2014 by Zen BSD

Groovy 2 Quick-Start for Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10



The Linux Tutorial Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install and Getting-Started with the Latest Groovy 2.x by HomeBrew Package Manager for Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite Unix/BSD Desktop.

Groovy is a Dynamic Language that has Additional power Features inspired by languages like Python, Ruby and Smalltalk like:

  • Function Literals
  • Support for Collections
  • Support for Regular Expressions
  • Support for XML Processing

It is Recommended to dispose of a Java 8 installation because Now Groovy 2 Supports the latest Oracle Java JDK 8 Specifications.

Installing Groovy 2 for Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite - Featured
  1. Open Terminal Window
    Applications > Utilities > Terminal
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Mac Yosemite Open Terminal
  2. Click Here to Install only Groovy Manually without HomeBrew!

  3. How-to Install HomeBrew for Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite:

    HomeBrew Installation
  4. Installing Groovy 2 on Mac OS X by Brew

    sudo brew install groovy
  5. Append Groovy2 to the User Path

    nano $HOME/.profile

    Append:

    export GROOVY_HOME=/usr/local/homebrew/opt/groovy/libexec
    export PATH=$GROOVY_HOME/bin:$PATH
    

    Load the New Path:

    source $HOME/.profile
  6. How-to Install Recommended Oracle Java JDK8 on Mac OS X:

    Install Oracle JDK 8 for Mac
  7. Test Groovy 2 Installation

    groovy -version
  8. Getting-Started with Groovy 2 Programming

    Groovy 2 Quick-Start Guide
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