Programming concurrency has turned into a herculean task. Venkat calls the traditional approach the synchronized and suffer model. Fortunately, there are other approaches to concurrency and you can reach out to those directly from your Java code.
In this presentation we will discuss the actor based concurrency and also the software transaction memory. We will then develop examples using AKKA and compare the power of these approaches in contrast to the traditional approach.
Venkat is provided courtesy of the excellent Northern VA Software Symposium (http://www.nofluffjuststuff.com/conference/reston/2011/11/home), which will be held Nov 4-6 in Reston. They always have lots of great tech talks.
Dr. Venkat Subramaniam, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., has trained and mentored thousands of software developers in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia. Venkat helps his clients effectively apply and succeed with agile practices on their software projects, and speaks frequently at international conferences and user groups. Venkat is also an adjunct faculty and teaches CS courses remotely at the University of Houston. He is author of ".NET Gotchas," coauthor of 2007 Jolt Productivity Award winning "Practices of an Agile Developer," author of "Programming Groovy: Dynamic Productivity for the Java Developer" and "Programming Scala: Tackle Multi-Core Complexity on the Java Virtual Machine" (Pragmatic Bookshelf).