Installing Groovy locally

Learn how to install Groovy locally to solve Exercism's exercises on your own machine

Installing Groovy on Unix (Mac OSX, Linux, Solaris or FreeBSD)

In addition to the exercism CLI and your favorite text editor, practicing with Exercism exercises in Groovy requires

  • the Java Development Kit (JDK) — Groovy compiles to Java bytecodes; you need to install the JDK which includes both a Java Runtime and development tools (most notably, the Java compiler); and
  • Gradle — a build tool specifically for JVM-based projects and supports Groovy.

The preferred method of installing both Java and Gradle is with SDKman.

Detailed instructions can be found here. Briefly, open a shell and issue:

  1. curl -s "" | bash
  2. source "~/.sdkman/bin/"
  3. sdk install java
  4. sdk install gradle

Side note: this method is also suitable for Cygwin and WSL on Windows

Installing Java and Gradle on Windows

  1. You should have JDK installed and JAVA_HOME environment variable set correctly. You can test it by issuing javac -v command. To install JDK follow this instructions
  2. You should have Gradle installed. You can test it by issuing gradle -v command. To install Gradle follow this instructions