Past Meetup

Nashorn, The Hidden Weapon of JDK8

This Meetup is past

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Please Note: We are not meeting at Google this month. Instead, we will be at Netflix in Los Gatos.

The talk will cover some of the history behind Nashorn, how to use Nashorn, Nashorn specific features, and how Nashorn and Java work together.

6:00-6:30: Socializing (food, beverages)
6:30-7:30: State of Nashorn (Jim Laskey, Nashorn Project Lead, Oracle)
7:30-7:45: Trick or Treat: How to Convert Node Projects to Nashorn (Peter Hausel, Netflix)
7:45-8:00: Nashorn and Jooq (Matt Sun, Netflix)
8:00-8:45: Nashorn at Netflix (Robert Boxall, Netflix)

About the Speakers:

Jim Laskey has been involved in developing computer language compilers/runtimes for almost 40 years. He is currently the Multi-language Lead in the Java Language/Tools group at Oracle Corporation, responsible for guiding the Nashorn JavaScript and Node projects. Prior to Oracle, Jim was a contributor to Control Data implementations of Pascal and APL, Chief Architect of the Prograph visual programming language, contributing architect on the Symantec Java SymJITc, contributor to LLVM compiler infrastructure at Apple and runtime specialist at Azul Systems

Peter Hausel is an Engineering Manager at Netflix. Peter has more than fifteen years of experience in software development. He is obsessed with the JVM, web technologies, programming languages and open source.

Matt Sun is a senior software engineer that has a passion for distributed systems and solving problems. He spent the beginning part of his career analyzing and protecting carrier class networks and is currently at Netflix building a global automation framework in the cloud.

Robert Boxall has been involved in client and server development for almost 25 years. He is currently the Director of CE Cloud Services at Netflix responsible services for internal teams and Netflix Partners focused on devices that host the Netflix application. Robert's been actively embracing Nashorn in his teams architecture as a way to provide more flexible features. Robert's also headed up Netflix Test Studio which is a global automation framework that Netflix leverages that enables a unified approach for teams and partners to test any platform from any location. Before Netflix Robert's headed up many development teams and products in the telecom space.