Past Meetup

Reactive programming with Play! & Java 8 with James Roper

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James Roper (, Typesafe tech lead for Play Framework, will be in town to talk about Reactive Programming with Play and Java 8. We will also have a Q&A about Play 2.3 and the future plans of the Play ecosystem. Definitely a meetup not to miss.

Talk synopsis

Java 8 heralds a new era of reactive programming, with lambdas and promises taking the limelight as the bright new features of the language. To best take advantage of these features, Play Framework offers a ground up asynchronous full stack web framework, with a high velocity development environment, making it the most natural web framework to use with Java 8. This presentation will showcase the best that Java 8 has to offer in the world of reactive web development.

Event details

We will be meeting at Box this time (not LinkedIn). We will be starting on time, so make sure to leave early enough if coming from SF.

• 7:00pm: Food / drinks / networking

• 7:15pm: Announcements, Who's Hiring?

• 7:25pm: Reactive programming with Play and Java 8, by James Roper

• 8:15pm - 8:30pm: Q&A about the talk and Play 2.3

Before James begins, we'll have 5-10 minutes for people to come up for announcements / who's hiring. If you're hiring, prepare a <1 minute pitch about your company and the positions you have open.

As always, contact the organizers if you have any topic suggestions or wish to speak at an upcoming meetup. See you there!

Parking / Transit

Visitors are encouraged to park along Del Medio/El Camino, or use the parking lot in 4410. Please don't use the underground garage at Box as it requires card access.

Box is also 0.8 miles from the San Antonio Caltrain station.


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