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JavaFX and Scala, Like Milk and Cookies  

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JavaFX 2 is the next version of a revolutionary rich client platform for developing immersive desktop applications. One of the new features in JavaFX 2 is a set of pure Java APIs that can be used from any JVM language, opening up tremendous possibilities. This presentation demonstrates the benefits of using JavaFX 2 together with the Scala programming language to provide a type-safe declarative syntax with support for lazy bindings and collections. Advanced language features, such as DelayedInit and @specialized will be discussed, as will ways of forcing prioritization of implicit conversions for n-level cases. Those who survive the pure technical geekiness of this talk will be rewarded with plenty of JavaFX UI eye candy.

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Stephen Chin

Stephen Chin is a Java Ambassador at Oracle specializing in UI technology, co-author of the Pro JavaFX Platform 2 title, and the new JavaOne Content Chair. He can be followed on twitter @steveonjava, reached via his blog:, and his hacking adventures can be seen on:
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