Clojure programs are built from a small number of generic immutable data structures combined with a large number of pure functions that manipulate these generic data types. The Clojure development experience is characterized by a rapid, dynamic, and interactive REPL-driven experience. Clojure’s new spec library enhances Clojure by providing a system for stating concrete declarative … Read More
What can Java 9 do for you? What can you do to prepare for it? How can you take advantage of the new features? Come hear highlights of some cool features coming in Java 9. We will do a deep dive into the new Java Platform Module System (project Jigsaw). We will also take a … Read More
Managed runtime performance expert, Monica Beckwith will divulge her survival guide which is essential for any application performance engineer to get to the bottom of a performance issue. The presentation will provide a step-by-step approach to finding the root cause of any performance problem. Monica will walk the attendees through an example that will showcase … Read More
With the rise of mature programming language runtimes and vast open source software library ecosystems, designing a programming language and environment from scratch becomes less and less practical from the standpoint of acquiring a user base. Scala and Clojure have demonstrated the power of piggiebacking on the Java Virtual Machine, and the meteoric rise of … Read More
With the creation of the Scala Center, Scala has achieved a level of open source collaboration that is heretofore unseen, where the worlds of government, academia, corporate enterprise and community are now actively engaging in a positive way to move the language forward in multiple dimensions. However, most other open source technologies do not have … Read More
The more we work with Java 8, the more we go into the rabbit hole. Did they add all those streams, lambdas, monads, Optionals and CompletableFutures only to confuse us? It surely looks so! And Java 9 that heads our way brings even more of what we like the most, more puzzlers, of course! In … Read More
Property-based testing is as close to a panacea as we are likely to get in the software industry. Whether you’re someone who loves writing tests or someone who finds testing tedious, identifying and testing the properties and invariants of your code can produce more useful (and more interesting) tests. This talk will briefly cover what … Read More
It’s finally happened. .NET Core and ASP.NET Core are open source and run everywhere. You can develop with .NET Core languages in the open on GitHub and iterate quickly. How did this happen? How does .NET and C# run on linux, windows, Mac, Raspberry Pi and Apple Watch? What language features do C# and F# … Read More
Rust reached 1.0 a year ago, and so there’s a question everyone is asking: how has 1.0 tested in production? Is the language “ready” yet? In this talk, Steve will give an overview of Rust’s value proposition, focusing on examples and anecdotes from companies using Rust in production today. Slides from Steve’s talk are now available on the Chariot Solutions site.
In this talk we’ll examine Clojure’s approach to data and data transformation, which is built from a foundation of immutable values and persistent collections. Clojure offers several models for transformation of collections – sequences, reducers, and transducers. We’ll compare these to each other and to the status quo to see how the functional approach results in less code, fewer bugs, and greater reuse.