Groovy is an agile, dynamic language for the JVM which combines many features from languages like Python, Ruby, and Smalltalk and makes them available to Java developers using a Java-like syntax. It is designed to help get things done on the Java platform in a quicker, more concise, and fun way. It can be used as an alternative compiler to javac to generate standard Java bytecode to be used by any Java project or it can be used dynamically as an alternative language, such as for scripting Java objects, templating, or writing unit test cases.
Combean is a Java framework for combinatorial structures like graphs or linear programs and optimization algorithms working with these structures. The objective of Combean is to integrate existing proven optimization packages as well as new implementations through a set of lean Java interfaces. Using a JavaBeans-based configuration mechanism, solvers for real-world optimization problems can be generated by plugging together the best-performing components. Using Combean as "glue" between optimization packages leads to more interoperable, adaptable, and flexible solutions.