Introduction to Scala. Charles O'Farrell

  • August 29, 2011 · 12:00 PM
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About the talk

The talk will begin by covering the Scala syntax briefly and then delving into some of the nicer features (type inference, functional programming, etc). It will then concentrate on some specific things like Option and Case Classes to hopefully highlight some immediate and easy wins over Java.

About the speaker

Charles O'Farrell has been working at Mincom for 4 years, updating their legacy COBOL systems to Java and Flex. He's hoping to introduce Scala into the mix at soon as is humanly possible. :)



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  • Patrick H.

    Great talk and very informative.

    August 30, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was an interesting meeting, very comprehensive. I really enjoyed it.
    It´s good to learn different languages and technologies.

    August 30, 2011

  • Mark P.

    The content and pace of the talk was excellent.

    August 30, 2011

  • Matt C.

    Excellent talk Charles. Lots of great, helpful content - delivery was informative and well paced.

    August 30, 2011

  • Rob M.

    The video's loading up at present to:
    http://vimeo.com/groups/qldjvm­
    Should be ready to watch within an hour or so.

    August 29, 2011

  • Rob M.

    Good intro. Would love to have a business case to be using Scala.

    August 29, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Also, to answer the question about implicit resolution. Scala will not compile in the case where two implicits conversions match, complaining about ambiguity. I've put an example in the Scala talk project.

    https://github.com/charleso/scal...­

    Another example for Traits with multiple inheritance with compatible type errors.

    https://github.com/charleso/scal...­

    August 29, 2011

  • Thomas S.

    That was really an awesome presentation. Well done Charles!

    August 29, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks again for everyone who came! The slides can be found on GitHub:

    https://github.com/charleso/scal...­

    The restructuredText display of GitHub doesn't include the code examples. You need to look at the raw version to see that:

    https://raw.github.com/charleso/...­

    August 29, 2011

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