Here's something exciting and new for you Java programmers out there.
We're presenting back-to-back introductory talks on Groovy and Clojure, a couple of exciting, dynamic JVM languages. That's right, you can see what all this Dynamic Language Hype™ is all about, and never have to leave the comfort of the Java Virtual Machine (JVM).
David Beutel, of UH, will adapt his well-practiced intro to Groovy talk to our OUDL format. Some guy named, "Kyle" will give the Clojure bits.
This is a great talk for all those JVM-aholics out there that want to level up their coding productivity, and expressiveness. More on each language follows.
Bring your dynamic programming language hats, and we'll see you there!
Did you know that most Java is syntactically correct Groovy? Wouldn't you rather:
// Use this new Groovy hotness:
// Instead of this tedious Java:
It also allows for a tight functional style, which we all know is the the debatable future / so-hot-right-now.
It's dynamic, it's functional, it's LISP! Get ready to expand your mind. Once you grok LISP, it will change how you program forever. And, don't listen to what all those OG programmers tell you about LISP. Clojure is modern, sweeping away much of what those folks had to complain about (parentheses).
Clojure is the future of concurrent programming on the JVM (IMHO). Find out why Y-Combinator's Paul Graham considers it a "secret weapon." [http://www.paulgraham.com/avg.html]
For more on Clojure: http://clojure.org