Scala for Java Developers

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– What are the major advantages/features Scala provides
– Why should someone move from Java to Scala
– What is the future direction of Scala

This is one of 4 session in Dec, investigating other JVM Languages

Speaker: Dick Wall

Dick Wall, Java Posse retiree and active Scalawag, has been using Scala for more than 5 years. Prior to that he was a Java Enterprise veteran with the scars to prove it. Dick has worked the past few years primarily in the field of Genetics using Scala to help provide solutions within the domain of typically large datasets. He has also trained many a Scala developer in his Escalate Software partnership with Bill Venners. In his spare time, Dick rides mountain, road and motor bikes, travels a lot and enjoys being at home most of all.