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Based off the popular title 'The Well-Grounded Java Developer', this tutorial covers four major themes (Java 7, Functional programming, polyglot programming and modern concurrency) which we believe that all Well-Grounded Java developers should be aware of, and start practising to stay ahead of the game in 2012 and beyond.
Koans are small Zen lessons, Scala Koans are small Zen lessons -- in Scala! Koans, as little exercises, are designed to provide tidbits of knowledge that when bundled together provide an in-depth understanding, Each Koan comes complete with their own little epiphanies of joy. Scala Koans have been a favorite for developers helping them make their path to Scala Nirvana. (laptop required)
Clojure is a general-purpose language with direct support for Java, a modern Lisp dialect, and support in both the language and data structures for functional programming. Learn Clojure and you'll become a better all-around programmer. You'll also be able to write
applications that have the beauty and elegance of a good scripting language and the power and reach of the JVM.
Are you tired of null pointer exceptions, SQL injections, concurrency errors, mistaken equality tests, and other run-time errors? A compile-time tool named the Checker Framework has found hundreds of such errors in Java code. Come learn how you can use the tool to improve your own code. For those who don't use Java, we will explain the concept of pluggable type-checking that underlies the tool.