How to Install Latest Groovy 2 on Mac OS X Easy Guide

November 7, 2014 | By Zen BSD | Filed in: Tutorial.

Groovy 2 Quick Start for macOS

You are Welcome! The Tutorial shows you Step-by-Step How to Install and Getting-Started with the Latest Groovy 2.x on Mac OS X 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 macOS 10.9 Mavericks - Featured

  1. Open Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Mac Mavericks Open Terminal
  2. Click Here to Install Groovy with HomeBrew!

  3. Download Latest Groovy 2.x Binary Release.

    Groovy 2.x Zip Archive
  4. Double-Click on Archive to Extract.

  5. Installing Groovy 2 on Mac OS X.

    sudo chown -R root:admin $HOME/Downloads/groovy*
    sudo mv /tmp/groovy* /opt/groovy2
  6. Append Groovy2 to the User Path.

    nano $HOME/.profile


    export GROOVY_HOME=/opt/groovy2
    export PATH=$GROOVY_HOME/bin:$PATH

    Load the New Path:

    source $HOME/.profile
  7. Test Groovy 2 Installation.

    groovy -version
  8. How to Install Recommended Oracle Java JDK8 on Mac OS X

    Install Oracle JDK 8 for Mac
  9. Getting-Started with Groovy 2 Programming.

    Groovy 2 Quick Start Guide

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