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Curated list of awesome groovy libraries, frameworks and resources. Inspired by many other awesome-* repositories. This awesome collection is also available on

Build tools and Setup

  • Gradle - A powerful build system for the JVM
  • SDKMAN - The Software Development Kit Manager (Previously known as GVM)
  • Lazybones - A simple project creation tool that uses packaged project templates.

IDE and Editor Support

Web Frameworks

  • Grails - A powerful web application framework based on the Groovy language
  • Gaelyk - A lightweight Groovy toolkit for Google App Engine Java
  • Glide - Create awesome apps on Google App Engine in a snap
  • Ratpack - A toolkit for JVM web applications
  • gServ - A Groovy toolkit for creating SPAs and REST based micro-services without the need for a container (Tomcat, JBoss, etc.).
  • Spring-Boot - Spring Boot makes it easy to create stand-alone, production-grade Spring based Applications that can you can "just run"


  • Gmongo - A Groovy wrapper to the mongodb Java driver
  • Gstorm - A simple ORM for simple databases and CSV files to be used in groovy scripts
  • Tayra - Incremental backup tool for MongoDB
  • Groovy-liquibase - Yet Another Groovy DSL for Liquibase
  • Effigy - Groovy annotation-driven JDBC row mapping framework
  • elasticsearch-groovy - Elasticsearch Groovy client

Rich Application

  • Griffon - Griffon is an application framework for developing desktop applications in the JVM
  • GroovyFx - GroovyFX provides a Groovy binding for JavaFX 2.0.


  • Http-Builder - HTTPBuilder is the easiest way to manipulate HTTP-based resources from the JVM
  • AsyncRestClient - Combine the power of RESTClient with RxGroovy for async http calls
  • Groovy-wslite - Lightweight SOAP and REST webservice clients for Groovy


  • Spock - The Enterprise-ready testing and specification framework.
  • Geb - Very Groovy Browser Automation
  • Betamax - Betamax is a tool for mocking external HTTP resources such as web services and REST APIs in your tests.


  • GPars - The GPars concurrency and parallelism framework for the JVM
  • RxGroovy - RxJava bindings for Groovy
  • Vertx - Vert.x is a lightweight, high performance application platform for the JVM

Code Analysis

  • CodeNarc - Static analysis tool for Groovy


  • Grooscript - Converts your Groovy code to Javascript

Static Web

  • Grain - Static Web Site Building Framework For Groovy
  • Gaiden - Gaiden is a tool that makes it easy to create documentation with Markdown.

Language Utilities

File System Utilities

  • Groovy-Vfs - A DSL for Groovy on top of Apache VFS2
  • Directree - A Simple DSL to create Directory Tree with Text Files

File Format DSL

  • document-builder - A document builder for Groovy for PDF or Word documents.
  • spreadsheet-builder - Spreadsheet builder provides convenient way how to create MS Excel OfficeOpenXML Documents (XSLX)

Scripting Tools

  • sshoogr - DSL library for working with remote servers through SSH.

Rule Engines

  • grules - rule engine for data preprocessing
  • n-cube - a Rules Engine, Decision Table, Decision Tree, Templating Engine, and Enterprise Spreadsheet, built as a hyper-space.


Official Resources

Try Groovy in Browser

Groovy Code Examples

  • MrHaKi's Goodness - Look out for entries titled "Groovy Goodness" , "Grails Goodness", Gradle Goodness"
  • Groovy Almanac - useful code snippets
  • PLEAC Groovy - Groovy is one of the 3 languages out of 32, having completed 100% of PLEAC examples.
  • Langref Groovy - Covers good number of problem solutions in groovy. Help contributing more solutions

Staying up to date

Interactive Learning

  • Groovy-Koans - Collection of small exercises in the form of unit tests

Blogs of core committer


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Using awesome.groovy script

You can use the awesome.groovy script to search awesome projects on github and generate the entry prepoulated with project name, repo url and description in markdown format. All you need to do is place it under right group in the markdown list in


to find out repos where language is groovy and whose name contain gpars and

./awesome.groovy -l groovy gpars

to find out repos by user 'kdabir' and name contains glide

./awesome.groovy -u kdabir glide

to find out repos whose name contains glide

./awesome.groovy glide

If you are lazy to download the repo, an easy way is:

groovy "" -l groovy glide


To all the awesome-* repos out there and their aggreators like this and this.

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