Presentation: "Java as a platform"

Track: Java the Platform / Time: Thursday 10:35 - 11:35 / Location: Room 104/105

Java is a fantastic place to build your language on. The next version of Java will include JSR 292 which makes it even easier to build powerful implementations on Java. This presentation will cover what's coming in Java 7 and Java 8 for other languages, how you can use JSR 292 to implement a language, and also what other things are on the table to improve Java as a platform.

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Ola Bini, Language Geek

Ola Bini

Biography: Ola Bini

Ola Bini works as a language geek for ThoughtWorks in Chicago. He is from Sweden but don't hold that against him. He is one of the JRuby core developers and have been involved in JRuby development since 2006. At one point in time, Ola got tired of all existing programming languages and decided to create his own, called Ioke. Then he did it again, and started work on Seph. He has written a book called Practical JRuby on Rails Projects for APress, and coauthered Using JRuby for the Pragmatic Programmers, talked at numerous conferences, and contributed to a large amount of open source projects. He is also a member of the JSR292 Expert Group

His main passion lies in expression engines and trying to figure out how to create good YAML parsers.