Apr 18, 2011

Chennai Java Summit 2011 - Coverage




Key Things from Summit 
  • Over-look on JVM Languages around Java
  • Using the best language suiting your specific needs
  • Java can be improved, if you want through JCP

Day 1 - Fantom , JRuby, Mirah, Weaver FX, TDD and BDD
Day 2 - Groovy and Grails, Integrating JVM languagues, JCP & Contribution
Date - 16 & 17, April 2011
Speakershttp://jugchennai.in/chennaijavasummit/speakers.php


Day 1 :
Fantom -  Kaushik_Sathupadi
  • One of JVM languages
  • Developer friendly compiler
  • Slide Presented :  

Web Scale Computing and NoSQL  - Mani
  • Programming = Process + Data
  • Need for Scalability - Scale up Vs Scale out
  • NoSql => Pessimistic concurrency in Distributed DB's
  • Suggested DB's to scale : BigTable, Cassandra

Mirah - Senthilnayagam

  • Ruby-inspired JVM language 
  • Calls for contribution on Book on Mirah

JRuby  - Vagmi
  • Ruby flavour Language on JVM
  • Slide Presented :  

WeaverFX - Veerendra


Test Driven Development and Behaviour Driven Development - Venkatesh and Rajesh
  • Emphasize on Requirement Understanding & Delivery
  • Unit test tools - (Cucumber)
  • mock test tools - ( Easy mock )

Day 2 :
Groovy and Grails - Scott
  • Ultimate integration with Java code
  • Coding with Groovy is lot simpler 
  • Groovy has active development cycle
  • Grails - scaffolding magic 
  • Tip - javap command - byte code to java code
  • FreeBook on "Getting Started on Groovy" by Scott
  • Video by Venkat (not from meetup)

Integrating JVM languages - Venkat
  • Advantage - Harness power of Multiple languages
  • Integration of all JVM languages works most of the time
  • The uncommon problems in integration explained

Open Discussion  
  • Emphasize on Principles ( Don't Repeat Yourself, Single Responsiblity unit ) rather than Frameworks ( Struts etc )
  • Have knowledge one layer behind abstraction 


JCP & Contribution to Java - Werner
Video From JCP Chairman



Caution : Details provided here are as understood by me. Some external resources too included for easier understanding.


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2 comments:

  1. Arun,

    Nice and useful. Keep me informed for the next events

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  2. @Naveen,
    You can join this Group to be informed of next Chennai-JUG Events http://groups.google.com/group/jug-c

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