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Scala.js: write in Scala for the browser

2nd December 2013 in London at Kings Place

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Ever dreamed of writing you next Rich Internet Application in Scala, enjoying all the Scala goodness, but not sacrificing JavaScript interoperability? Then come and meet Scala.js, a Scala to JavaScript compiler

Scala.js compiles full-fledged Scala code down to JavaScript, which can be integrated in your Web application. It provides very good interoperability with JavaScript code, both from Scala.js to JavaScript and vice versa. E.g., use jQuery and HTML5 from your Scala.js code, either in a typed or untyped way. Or create Scala.js objects and call their methods from JavaScript.

Other outstanding features include generation of Source Maps 2 for a smooth debugging experience, and integration with the Google Closure Compiler 3 for producing minimal code for production.

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Scala.js: write in Scala for the browser

Sébastien Doeraene

Sébastien Doeraene is a compiler/runtime systems hacker, and the author of Scala.js. He is a Ph.D. student at EPFL in the programming methods laboratory (LAMP), also known as the Scala team. He holds bachelor and master degrees in computer science engineering from Université Catholique de Louvain in Belgium. When he is not busy coding, he sings in choirs and a cappella groups, or rides around on a unicycle.