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MelbJVM Feb Meetup - Redline Smalltalk and JEE 7 upcoming features

Hey folks,

We've got two stellar presentations to bring in the new year

  • James Ladd from Tickbox (@jamesladd) will be presenting Redline Smalltalk, an implementation of Smalltalk for the Java Virtual Machine.
  • Marcus Schiesser with a presentation on new features in JavaEE 7 including Websockets and JAX-RS 2.0

James' talk will cover

  • Why Smalltalk and why the JVM
  • The Parser/Compiler
  • Generating Bytecode on the fly.
  • A CLI demo / A Web demo
  • Current status and future plans
  • Contact: [masked] @redline_st

Marcus will cover

  • Websocket API (JSR 356)
  • JAX-RS 2.0 (JSR 339)
  • and demo these and some other new EE7 features as well.

These will take place at our usual Peoplebank home. Level 13, 31 Queen St. See instructions for getting there below.

Shine Technologies will be providing pizza and beers will be provided.

We'll have giveaways from Jetbrains and Packt Publishing too.

Look forward to seeing you there.


About James Ladd:

I have been a Software Developer since 1985, and have used a great many languages. Smalltalk is my favourite language and environment. I enjoy exploring software design and related techniques but enjoy sharing and helping others with this even more.

I'm always up for a chat about software and software design.

Twitter: @jamesladd


About Marcus Schiesser

Marcus is an IT architect with over 10 years experience who has recently arrived all the way from Germany.

He is also the author of an upcoming book about JavaEE 7 - Workshop Java EE 7

Getting There

The Peoplebank offices are on the south-west corner of Flinders Lane and Queen St. Doors lock at 6pm, but someone from Peoplebank will be downstairs to let people in. If nobody is present to let you in, call [masked] and we will send someone down. We will also be having a raffle; so when you get to Level 13, there will be someone to greet you, give you a nametag and sign you up for the raffle draw. For those who are driving in, there is $10 flat rate after-hours parking on Market St, between Flinders Lane and Flinders St.

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  • Max

    good, interesting stuff in first talk, useful reminder don't touch JavaEE in second -_-

    February 8, 2013

  • Kon S.

    James has also posted his slides on our github repo
    You'll may need to clone the repo as the PDF appeared too big to be downloaded directly from github's site.
    Also James is currently doing his fundraising drive which ends at the end of the month so he can continue progress on Redline full time. If you'd like to help out, go here and donate a few bucks.

    February 7, 2013

  • Kon S.

    Hi Everyone, Marcus' had provided his slides. I've uploaded them to the files section and you'll find a link to his bitbucket repo
    His contact details are on the last page of the slides so feel free to get in touch.

    February 7, 2013

  • Rob P.

    Great presentation James, you've inspired me to attempt to grok Smalltalk and look into Amber too... you've made quite an achievement in Redline.

    February 7, 2013

  • Luke F.

    The Redline pres was great, love to see passion like that. Looking forward to going thru Marcus' slides & code - shame about the tech difficulties & time constraints.

    February 7, 2013

  • Thilina R.

    Like to do some experiments with SamllTalk

    February 7, 2013

  • Arran U.


    February 7, 2013

  • Rahul

    Awesome presentations. Shame that I did not have enough time to dig deep into JEE7 with Marcus.

    February 7, 2013

  • Kon S.

    Thanks for the feedback gents. We learnt a lesson today about display port adaptors and new laptops and unfortunately put us behind and cut into Marcus' talk time.
    Good news is we will put up Marcus' slides and code up on github so you can actually see it properly in the next day or so and be able to go thru the @WebSocket annotated methods yourself.

    Thanks to everyone who made it tonight despite the heat and the bad trains. And keep the feedback and ideas for future meetups coming.

    February 7, 2013

  • Ranjeet S.

    5 stars for the redline smalltalk presentation. JEE 7 could have been better.

    February 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    JEE7 upcoming feature was not so good but the redline smalltalk is interesting

    February 6, 2013

  • Andrew H.

    Hi everyone! For the meetup we will be holding a door-prize raffle for two copies of "Java EE Development with Eclipse", so make sure you chat with me on the night so I can enter you into the draw!

    February 2, 2013

Our Sponsors

  • Aconex

    Ongoing Venue, Food & Beverage sponsor

  • Thoughtworks

    Ongoing Food Bev + Venue for 2015-2016

  • Docmosis

    Food + Bev + Nametag + Awesomeness Sponsor for 2015 / 2016

  • Oracle

    Food and Beverage sponsorship for MelbJVM. Provider of raffle goodies.

  • Jetbrains

    Prizes for group attendees

  • N Squared

    MelbJVM's 'AFL Duke' logo. Courtesy: Noel Richards

  • Chronicle

    Food, Beverage & Speaker Sponsorship of the March 13th 2014 meetup

  • O'Reilly Media

    50% off most ebooks/videos & 40% off most print books. Use code: PCBW

  • Queens Collective

    Melbourne's Home to World-Class Startups. 20 Queen Street

  • Peoplebank

    Providing a room with a view for our meetup plus food & bev sponsorship

  • Azul Systems

    Food, Beverage & Speaker Sponsorship of MelbJVM 2014 finale.

  • Plumbr

    Food & beverage sponsor August 2014.

  • Pivotal Inc

    Food and Beverage sponsor for the October 2013 meetup

  • Vaadin

    Food, Beverage and feature speaker for Feb 2014 meetup

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