Meet up

Scala: An Introduction

Thursday, 19th April at The Skills Matter eXchange, London

This meetup is run by London Scala Users Group. Starts at 6:30 PM.

Scala: An Introduction

Would you like to learn all about Scala, it's capabilities and uses? Watch this SkillsCast recording (film, code, slides) of a talk by Martin Odersky, the creator of the Scala language, and learn how Scala is a general purpose programming language designed to express common programming patterns in a concise, elegant, and type-safe way. Whatever your programming background this introduction will give you an exciting insight into Scala the language and its uses. In this talk, you will see how Scala smoothly integrates features of object-oriented and functional languages, enabling developers to be more productive while retaining full interoperability with Java and taking advantage of modern multicore hardware.

Here in London, the financial community has been fast to adopt Scala and how new start-ups like Mind Candy have turned to it to get fast time-to-market. Perhaps it’s time you found out why and consider what it can do for you!

Martin Odersky

Martin Odersky is a professor at EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland. He is best known as the creator of the Scala programming language. Prior to that, he made several contributions to the development of Java. He created the Pizza and GJ languages, designed the original version of generics for Java, and wrote the javac reference compiler.

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