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Nashorn: Java & JavaScript. Shaken, Not Stirred

Hello guys,

We're going to meet in the new location to hear about the new Java engine that runs JavaScript. Here's the abstract of the presentation:

There is a perception in the Java community that JavaScript is a second-league interpreted language with the main purpose of making Web pages a little prettier. But JavaScript is a powerful, flexible, dynamically typed language. And today language has been experiencing its a revival driven by the interest in HTML5. Nashorn is a modern JavaScript engine available on JVM, and it's already included with JDK8 builds.

In this session you'll get introduced to the latest state of the Project Nashorn. We'll discuss the following topics:

* What does Nashorn bring to the Java world?
* What capabilities does it provide for the server and the client sides?
* How can you leverage Nashorn in the real-life project?
* How to use JavaScript in your Java application with JSR 223 APIs?
* Real-world use-cases where Java-JavaScript interaction is applicable.

Presenter's BIO:

Viktor Gamov is a Senior software engineer in Farata Systems. He helps financial companies with various Java and HTML5 projects. He holds MS in Computer Science. He is a co-organizer of the Princeton Java Users Group and co-author of the O’Reilly book on Enterprise Web Development. Viktor presented at various international conferences (JavaOne, HTML5DevConf) on Java and JavaScript related topics. He tweets at @gamussa.

See you there! If anyone wants to present in one of our future meetings, please speak up.


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  • Greg Z.

    Detailed and informative talk.

    February 6, 2014

  • Venkat R.

    Nice presentation.

    February 6, 2014

  • Charles Z.

    Great presentation on Nashorn.

    February 6, 2014

  • Prasad

    Excellent session with very good information and code walk-through . Thanks to Victor and Yakov for setting this up.

    February 6, 2014

  • Yakov F.

    There is nothing wrong with the weather here. Tonight is partly cloudy, no precipitation. I'm coming to the meeting as planned.

    February 5, 2014

  • Srini K.

    Given the weather forecast, is this still on?

    February 4, 2014

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