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Introduction to Programming Using Groovy Course Details

This short instructor led training course uses Groovy's strengths as a beginners programming language to gently introduce the aspiring programmer to the art of coding. You will find these classes non-threatening and surprisingly easy.


Aspiring programmers. Especially Those interested in Java


Computer literacy Reasonable typing (that is two fingers or more)


3 Days


$660.00 If you are currently resident in South Africa you will need to pay VAT at 14%.

PC Hire:

$99   *Bring a PC

Note: information may change without notice.

About Introduction to Programming Using Groovy

Groovy is a scripting language built for the Java Virtual Machine. Groovy has all the same classes as Java, with a simpler syntax. This is ideal for the first time programmer who will appreciate more forgiving language to get started and not get bogged down while learning the mindset behind programming.

Course Outline

  • Getting Started
    • Typing in commands
    • Commands with simple calculations
    • Using variables
    • Interacting with the user
  • Going in a bit deeper
    • variable types
    • comparisons using if
    • Writing a program
  • The guessing game
    • A very simple random number guessing game
    • improve the game with more choices
    • improve the game using a loop
  • Understanding Operators, functions, and methods
    • Operators
    • Functions
    • String Methods

Delivery Method

Instructor Led classroom based training. Scheduled classes are normally held in Woodmead - near to Sandton in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa. Stationary and textbook included. Refreshments, including 2 tea breaks and a cooked meal for lunch are provided for full time courses. Contact hours are between 9am to 4pm.

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