Java itself is evolving into something more than just a heavily typed, punctuation-happy language. Groovy looks and behaves more like a scripting language, but links together standard Java code and runs in the JVM. While Groovy applications will run in generic Java EE containers, Google explicitly offers support for the scripting language. The word "Java" may be the biggest part of these cloud offerings, but it opens the door to much more.
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