Silicon Valley Code Camp : October 6th and 7th, 2012
Ramnivas is a technologist, author, and presenter who is passionate about doing software right. He has been leading innovation in Spring Framework and Cloud Foundry since their beginning. Ramnivas has led a group in Cloud Foundry and started the Spring Cloud project. Ramnivas is the author of AspectJ in Action (1st ed, 2nd ed), the best-selling book on aspect-oriented programming that has been lauded by industry experts for its presentation of practical and innovative approach to solve real-world problems. He has at many leading industry events including JavaOne, ScalaDays, JavaPolis, No Fluff Just Stuff, SpringOne, and O'Reilly OSCON.
Scala is a language that every Java developer needs to pay attention to. It uniquely combines object orientation and static typing with functional programming, which leads to much simpler, yet efficient code. It also has enough new ideas, especially for a Java developer, to make programming fun. Scala can also leverage the Java ecosystem effectively, so all the libraries and frameworks you've come to trust may be used seamlessly.
This session with take you on a tour of the Scala language exploring both the object oriented and functional sides. It will examine a series of examples that will convince you to go and study Scala further.