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Gavin King presents Ceylon

Please give a warm Utah welcome to Gavin King!

Pizza and Drinks will be served from 5:30 to 6, Presentation from 6 to 8. 

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 is a highly understandable object-oriented language with static typing. The language features: 

• an emphasis upon readability and a strong bias toward omission or elimination of potentially-harmful constructs,

• an extremely powerful type system combining subtype and parametric polymorphism with declaration-site variance, including first-class union and intersection types, and using principal types for local type inference and flow-dependent typing,

• a unique treatment of function and tuple types, enabling powerful abstractions,

• first-class constructs for defining modules and dependencies between modules,

• a very flexible syntax including comprehensions and support for expressing tree-like structures, and

• fully-reified generic types, on both the JVM and JavaScript virtual machines, and a unique typesafe metamodel.

Gavin King leads the Ceylon project at Red Hat. Gavin is the creator of Hibernate, a popular object/relational persistence solution for Java, and the Seam Framework, an application framework for enterprise Java

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  • Hardy C.

    First time coming, Gavin started out slow but really blew me away as he started demonstrating the power of Ceylon. Great presentation.

    November 22, 2013

    • Jason P.

      Glad you enjoyed your first time. Looking forward to seeing you more in 2014

      November 24, 2013

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