[EDIT] One final date change. This meetup is now on Tuesday Oct 30th!
Double header with two topics on the night, one introductory, one more advanced. Whether you're just curious or a Scala expert, you'll get something out of this.
Option - the Java-to–Scala gateway drug. It really does solve the NullPointerException problem, and dealing with NPEs is more disheartening than most Java developers realize until they don't have to do it anymore. We'll talk about how using techniques like Option help you write code that is just plain better. ScalaQuery/SLICK. Let's face it—most of us have to deal with a SQL database from whatever language we're using, and ScalaQuery/SLICK make that process really interesting in Scala. We'll talk about the DSL for this, and DSLs in general, as well as how type safety helps keep you from messing up. Your presenter is Paul Snively. Also since these meetings tend to be a bit free form, we'll probably have a Q&A/general discussion after.
Food will be provided.
VALIDATED PARKING INFORMATION:
Please use the underground parking lot under the multistory white office building next door to us at #12200 Olympic Blvd. Enter off Olympic about halfway between Centinela and Bundy. Then walk next door (westward) to Hulu at #12312, bring your ticket and Hulu will validate it. There should be plenty of guest spots.