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Thursday, November 16 • 10:40am - 11:00am
Scala for the Rest of Us

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Scala can be a difficult language to get into, especially for people coming from a OO Java background. Thinking functionally doesn't come naturally to people who haven't worked in it, and a lot of the concepts and patterns are foreign and often heavily abstract. Just getting started can seem like an overwhelming effort. This talk discusses the barrier to entry in moving from OO Java to Scala and what we can do to lower that barrier. I will review the Scala Pet Store and its motivation as a means to help those new to Scala understand what a complete application looks like.

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Paul Cleary

Senior Principal Engineer, Comcast
20+ years of software development experience, spent most of the last 5 years in Scala. Most of my career is building OO systems, recently converted to FP. After all this time I am still learning. Talk to me if you are struggling with Scala or Functional Programming or if you are... Read More →

Thursday November 16, 2017 10:40am - 11:00am PST