Thursday, August 12, 2010

JavaOne 2010 Technical Session on Scala and Clojure Canceled

With any conference the size of JavaOne, it is not unusual to have some presentations canceled.  As I blogged previously, a session I had signed up for ("Java and HTML5: Boldly Combine") has been canceled.  I have since learned that another session that I had signed up for ("Scala and Clojure: Java Virtual Machine Languages") has also been canceled.  Here are the details of this now canceled session:

Session ID: S313852
Title: Scala and Clojure Java Virtual Machine Languages
Date: Monday, Sept 20
Start Time: 4:00pm
Location: Parc 55, Powell I / II

I was looking forward to this single presentation comparing the two JVM-based languages Scala and Clojure. Although it is disappointing to learn of this cancellation, there are several other presentations in the same time slot that look really interesting. These include (but are not limited to) "Java Puzzlers: Scraping the Bottom of the Barrel" (S314408), "Java Persistence API (JPA) 2.0 with EclipseLink" (S314492), "Best Practices for Signing Code" (S314345), "Top 10 Oracle Features to Supercharge Your SQL" (S314673), "Building Software with Rich Client Platforms (NetBeans RCP and Eclipse RCP)" (S314711), and even another presentation on Clojure ["Clojure's Approach to Identity, State, and Concurrency" (S313914)].

In addition, there are other presentations at different times on Scala, on Clojure, and on JVM languages.  For example, Stephen Colebourne will be presenting on "Next Big Java Virtual Machine Language" (S314355) and Hamlet D'Arcy will be presenting on "Code Generation on the JVM."  Other related examples include "Polyglot Programming in the Java Virtual Machine (JVM)" (S314424), "Speedy Scripting: Productivity and Performance" (S314094), and "Multiple Languages, One Virtual Machine" (S314432).

There are numerous talks and other events at JavaOne 2010 focused on the growing set of languages other than Java itself that run on the JVM.  Although I use Groovy quite a bit, I look forward to learning more about Groovy and more about some of the other JVM languages.

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