I feel this is a good starting point (correct me if I'm wrong) but it feels like I'm missing an in depth discussion about how real devs get setup/running. I'm starting with GVM because in the python/ruby/node ecocystems I like "pip install / gem install / npm install" right after I git clone a project. (I assume the gradle dep management story allows for this also -but again w/ out the tribal knowledge I'm not sure what real groovy developers are doing today)
One of the other things I'm trying to cover is reducing the "magic" behind tools like gradle/mvn (I'd like to build an executable jar myself - learning the how/why/what would go a long way). I assume I could groovyc (like I do a javac) and create the jar myself by adding a simple manifest of some kind (just never done this myself).
As time is money - I'm willing to pay for a 60/90 minutes of your time if this "tribal knowledge" that I speak of can be transfered.
I'd like to start w/ the basics - just a simple tmux pairing session (I've got a machine ready to go and I'd like to drive w/ your instruction to help me learn it). If anyone is interested please look me up via twitter or email (look at the bottom of my blog to find all my contact info)