Paul Hammant's Blog: Groovy - a convergence language
It may be too wedded it its host environment (The JVM and rt.jar), but groovy is the buzz language of the moment. In my telling of the story, I'm often heard saying something like this:
"Groovy in the natural intersection of procedural and declarative on one axis, and compiled and interpreted on another other"
Part of the vision that Groovy is capable of is best illustrated in some hypothetical applications:-
Note (2) is very similar to Chris Stevenson's GroovyML, both of which were first vocalized at the August 2003 Codehaus pissup in Amsterdam