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Scala: Bringing Future Languages to the JVM
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| by Lex Spoon on Mar 21, 2008 |

In this presentation, Lex Spoon discusses the Scala programming language. Topics covered include the origin of Scala, the philosophy behind Scala, the Scala feature set, Object-Oriented and Functional programming in Scala, examples of Scala code, writing DSLs, how Scala is converted into Java, Scala performance, Abstract Data Types, unapply, actors and partial functions.

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Lex Spoon divides his time between two posts: he works at EPFL in Switzerland on the Scala team, and at IBM Research in New York on X10. He thus has a lot of recent experience with advanced programming languages that play nice with the existing Java world.

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