We’re happy to tell you that Groovy team has just released the version 1.1 beta, taking this dynamic language to a new level with full support for annotations and several other new features which details you can find here
Especially important for us is the fact that JetBrains has contributed a big part of this release with improved compiler which now supports Java and Groovy, so letting developers easily compile their Java and Groovy sources without any extra effort.
Additionally, IntelliJ IDEA long-awaited Groovy plugin is available to enable efficient Groovy development by giving the developers the advantages of all IntellIJ IDEA productivity-boosting features:
- Full coding assistance, including smart completion and navigation
- Syntax and error highlighting
- Numerous code inspections and quick-fixes
- Groovy-aware refactorings
The full-blown, world-class Groovy support will be available in IntelliJ IDEA 7, due to release in early 2008.
Watch out for new features and improvements in regular EAP releases.