Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Speaking at the SiliconValley CodeCamp '09

The two talks at the SiliconValley CodeCamp 2009 (October 3rd & 4th, 2009).
Naturally the talks are Scala and Google App Engine centric. Please post suggestions and comments. Here are the abstracts:

A First Look at Scala on Google App Engine
GAE is a great Scala environment, especially since its coding patterns are pushing the programmer to do functional oriented programming.

In this technical talk we will discuss using Scala In Google App Engine, we’ll go through using Scala along with:

  • GAE’s basic services
  • Java Data Objects (JDO) – GAE’s interface to the BigTable based Datastore. How to use Scala syntax for JDO annotation and class declaration
  • Google Web Toolkit (GWT) – interfacing with GWT Java only garden
  • ANT – loosing IDE dependency, compiling/running your Scala app from the command line without Eclipse’s Plugins
  • Discuss what you cannot do with Scala

Absorbing Scala into Java Ecosystem
Scala runs on the JVM, can use and be used by Java code almost transparently. Its Java speed and focus on concurrency well position it for demanding server side applications.
This session is for those who consider using Scala in their existing Java projects. We’ll discuss how to smoothly integrate Scala into an existing Java build, testing, development and runtime systems.

In this session we will talk about how to deal with the learning curve, IDE integrations and the peopleware aspects of introducing Scala to your organization.

The session will include examples and anecdotes from the LinkedIn teams who currently use Scala in production.

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