Meet Clojure, a new dynamic language for the JVM, with innovative ideas for state management and concurrency.
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.
JRuby is just a Ruby implementation for the JVM, right? Wrong! JRuby has gone well beyond other language implementations by supporting arbitrarily-encoded strings, native library calls, reloadable applications, and much more. This talk will explore how JRuby is pushing the JVM and Java platform in new directions, and how you can take advantage of this new power.
Over the past couple of years, Clojure has made a significant impact in the JVM language world. For those of you who are afraid a dynamic language on the JVM won't be fast enough to solve your problems, this is your chance to see Clojure shine!
For automated builds, first there was ANT. Then maven provided standardized life-cycles and dependency management. Come see why organizations and our major open source projects like Tapestry, Hibernate, and Spring Integration framework have all moved to Gradle.
This session will show how to speed up your CI environment by switching to Gradle an open source build automation framework.
Apache Cassandra is a powerful new distributed database system that, when used correctly, provides a simple framework for managing large, rapidly changing, and/or high value datasets. But Cassandra is a bit rough around the edges. In particular, the system has a reputation for being unforgiving when misconfigured or burdened with unusual work loads.
A look at using Jenkins for continuous integration, focusing on three different use cases at three different companies, along with a general update on the state of the project.
In the bewildering array of Java and JVM frameworks, Grails is emerging as a standard choice in environments ranging from startups to the enterprise. It's a full-stack solution build on rock-solid components, fully relying on convention over configuration, and using the best application language the JVM has yet seen: Groovy. This is the place to be for web apps on the JVM.
The power of enterprise Java is now available through the expressiveness of Ruby. More and more projects are suited to new technologies and frameworks such as Ruby on Rails. Using TorqueBox, a team's members can leverage their knowledge, investments, skills, and trust in Java while exploring the cutting edge of new development models.