SCALA EXCHANGE 2011 15-06-11
Thanks to everyone attending, including some great speakers with excellent talks, we enjoyed an exciting, inspiring day packed with learning yesterday.
If you would like to see any of the talks again, including film footage, slides, code and demos, check out the podcast links below, which lead to SkillsCast video's of each talk, all now published.
If you would like to share your thoughts or see other's views, check out twitter tag #scalax
With the first people arriving (all very wet thanks to some London rain), we are just getting ready for another day of total scala immersion - and will be publishing the SkillsCast videos of each talk on these pages throughout the day
Wednesday 15th June 2011
09: 30 - 10:30 KEYNOTE - WHAT’S NEW WHAT’S NEXT
Martin Odersky -- creator of Scala -- will share what is new in Scala, the development tools and commercial support, talk about the future directions of Scala the language and significant development investments. View the podcast here...
10:45 - 11:30 THE NEW SCALA ECLIPSE PLUG-IN
Martin Odersky will describe the architecture and design concepts used to create the new Scala Eclipse Plug-in. This talk will include a demonstration of the IDE new features. View the podcast here...
11:45 - 12:30 REPRESENTING POLYMORPHIC FUNCTION VALUES IN SCALA USING TYPE CLASSES
Miles Sabin -- best known in the Scala world for his outstanding contribution to the Scala IDE for Eclipse -- will describe a new type class based approach to encoding polymorphic function values in Scala. View the podcast here...
13:30-14:15 FUNCTIONAL PROGRAMMING WITH SCALAZ
Scalaz is a library to support functional programming in Scala. In this talk, you'll learn: what do we mean by Functional Programming?; how does Scala help (or hinder) the Functional Programmer?; what is "Ad-hoc polymorphism" (and how you could have invented it yourself); whirlwind tour of Scalaz. View the podcast here...
14:30 - 15:15 APACHE ESME: USING LIFT FOR WRITING SOCIAL MESSAGING APPS
In this talk, Vassil Dichev will demonstrate the strengths of using the Lift web framework for assembling a social messaging web application: real-time updates, creating and testing a RESTful API, as well as libraries for authenticating with LDAP and OpenID, parsing Textile markup, and connecting to XMPP.
View the podcast here...
15:30-16:15 STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN OR “JAVA WITH CLOSURES”
In this talk, Chris Marshall will discuss the challenges of moving from Java to Scala “in the enterprise”. He will cover pitfalls, pratfalls, explaining his team's journey: from wishing for “Java with Closures” to navigating a forest of new concepts: monoids, monads, applicative functors and folds. Was their choice for Scala a good idea? View the podcast here...
16:30 - 16:45 LIGHTNING TALK: HOW TO FOSTER SCALA ADOPTION IN YOUR ORGANISATION
Glen Ford will talk about how to foster Scala adoption in your Enterprise, discuss the areas that you need to think about and what things you can do to help make it a success. View the podcast here...
16:45 - 17:00 LIGHTNING TALK: THE UNFILTERED WEB FRAMEWORK
Unfiltered, which is a minimalist web framework that embraces HTTP, rather than abstracting it away, and combines it with Scala idioms to make adding "web" to your application easy to do. View the podcast here...
17:00 - 17:15 LIGHTNING TALK: HOW TO BUILD A HIGH PERFORMANCE SCALABLE INFRASTRUCTURE
Thursday 16th June 2011
09:00 - 09:30 REGISTRATION & WELCOME
Registration & Welcome
9:30 - 10:30 KEYNOTE -- INTRODUCING SCALATE, THE SCALA TEMPLATE ENGINE
In this talk, James Strachan introduces the Scala Template Engine: Scalate. James will walk you through the different template languages available in Scalate, discussing the pros and cons of each to help you pick the right template language. View the podcast here...
10:45 - 11:30 THE PROMISING FUTURE OF AKKA
In this talk, Viktor Klang introduces the Futures in the Akka toolkit and show how one can utilize Futures to enable non-blocking composition of parallel sources of data or computations,
to defer blocking not only until the end of the universe, but to get rid of it completely. View the podcast here...
11:45 - 12:30 CONNECTING AKKA TO THE REST OF THE WORLD WITH APACHE CAMEL
Martin Krasser introduces the Apache Camel integration framework and demonstrates how it is used by Akka actors to exchange messages with other systems over a large number of protocols and APIs. View the podcast here...
13:30-14:15 PARKBENCH PANEL DISCUSSION AT #SCALAX
Experts and community come together for the Sacala eXchange ParkBench Panel Discussion View the podcast here...
14:30 - 15:15 DEVELOPING SCALABLE SOFTWARE ON THE CLOUD
In this talk, Jon Pretty will be exploring the problems of developing scalable software on the Cloud, from building and version management through to deployment, scaling and monitoring. View the podcast here...
15:30 - 16:15 PARALLEL COLLECTIONS
Alex Prokopec will describe how the Parallel Collections were created, how the architecture works, an under-the-bonnet look at their use. Parallel collections provide a simple and intuitive way to utilize the power of multi-core systems for a broad range of problem types. View the podcast here...
16:30 - 17:15 REACTORS
Ingo Maier will describe a library-based reactive data-flow extension to Scala which allows a seamless transition from observer-based code to reactive data-flow programs. View the podcast here...
17:30 - 18:15 SCALA AS AN AGILE ENABLER
Kevin Wright :
The topics Kevin will cover include:
-> agile, TDD/BDD, refactoring, continuous integration, iterations, stakeholder communication, developer communication, responsiveness to change, Scala (and how it relates to all of the above) View the podcast here...
18:15 - 18:30 LIGHTNING TALK: SCALA STM
I've been using Scala STM for about a year -- I'll show why it's useful, how to use it, when to use it, and what pitfalls to avoid when you are using it, and perhaps show it's usage compared to when you'd use actors View the podcast here...
18:30 - 18:45 LIGHTNING TALK: LIFT SCAFFOLDING FROM EXISTING DATABASE
Thomas Alexandre introduces Scalafarm, a tool that helps Enterprise Scala users to boost productivity when they start with the Lift framework by reverse-engineering an existing database into a default CRUD Lift application. View the podcast here...
18:45 - 19:00 LIGHTNING TALK: OUR EXPERIENCE FROM JAVA TO SCALA
Elemica has been using Scala for over a year. I will share our development approach, tooling experiences, and do a deep dive into an EDIFACT to xpath parser to demonstrate the power and flexibility of the parser library. View the podcast here...
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