Philly ETE 2022 — A Tour of the Modern Java Platform — Bruce Eckel & James Ward

Abstract The Java Platform has seen a tremendous amount of evolution and improvements over the past five years in many different areas, including: language features in Java, Kotlin, and Scala; Functional Programming; dev environments; test workflows; Reactive; Stream processing; distributed data; containerization; serverless; and AoT compilation. This talk will give you a tour of the … Read More

Philly ETE 2021 — Journey to the Centre of the JVM — Daniel Spiewak

Abstract What do you do when your quest for power leads you to implementations which are not just platform-but processor- and even architecture-version-specific in nature? How do you even start tracking down a bug in a Scala-based implementation which is not only nondeterministic, but only manifests on certain hardware? In this talk, we will dive … Read More

Java at 25: Retrospective and Futures

Java has been around for the duration many professional developer careers. This event, brought to you by Chariot Solutions, will try to take stock of Java at 25.

Scala By The Schuyllkill Recap

This past Tuesday I had the pleasure of attending the Scala by the Schuylkill conference at Comcast headquarters in downtown Philadelphia. Initially begun as an internal Scala conference, the organizers opened the conference this year to external folks interested in Scala. I learned a lot from this event, gaining perspective on trends in the Scala community and sparking curiosity in several interesting applications of the Scala language.

Simply explained: Akka Streams Backpressure

Backpressure Food for thought Very simply put, the idea behind backpressure is the ability to say "hey slow down!". Let's start with an example that has nothing to do with software: Imagine you own a factory that produces doughnuts (lucky you!) and just signed a contract with the largest grocery chain in the Northeast US. … Read More

The Internet Of Things with Scala – Part 2

This is a continuation of my Internet of Things with Scala posting. In this installment I will go over the assembly of the device that will be used to capture the soil moisture data and send it to an MQTT broker so that it may be picked up by the Scala/Akka based application. The Parts … Read More