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Martin Odersky

Martin Odersky
Chairman and Chief Architect, Typesafe

Website | @odersky

Martin Odersky is the inventor of the Scala language, a professor at EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland, and Chairman and Chief Architect of Typesafe. His work concentrates on the fusion of functional and object-oriented programming. He believes the two paradigms are two sides of the same coin, to be unified as much as possible. To prove this, he has worked on a number of language designs, from Pizza to GJ to Functional Nets. He has also influenced the development of Java as a co-designer of Java generics and as the original author of the current javac reference compiler.

Sessions

Keynote
Location: Oregon Ballroom 201/202
Martin Odersky (Typesafe)
Average rating: ***..
(3.89, 9 ratings)
Today's world of parallel and distributed computing poses hard new challenges for software development. A rapidly increasing number of developers now have to deal with races, deadlocks, non-determinism, and we are ill-equipped to do so. How can we keep things simple, in spite of the complexity of the underlying runtimes? Read more.
Java: Cloud
Location: A107/108
Martin Odersky (Typesafe)
Average rating: ****.
(4.20, 5 ratings)
Akka is using the Actors together with STM to create a unified runtime and programming model for scaling both UP (multi-core) and OUT (grid/cloud). Akka provides location transparency by abstracting away both these tangents of scalability by turning them into an ops task. This gives the Akka runtime freedom to do adaptive automatic load-balancing, cluster rebalancing, replication & partitioning Read more.
Java: JVM
Location: A105
Martin Odersky (Typesafe)
Average rating: ***..
(3.89, 9 ratings)
Multicore processors are on every desk now. How are we going to make use of the extra power they provide? A promising solution is parallel programming using collections. Programing by transforming and aggregating collections is simple and powerful, and can be parallelized well. In this talk I will describe the design principles behind the Scala collections framework which implements these ideas. Read more.