[Chicago] Fwd: [chicago-java] CJUG Meeting Tuesday - Scripting on the JVM

sheila miguez shekay at pobox.com
Fri Apr 17 17:13:11 CEST 2009

Next week's java topic is for those of you who are interested in
languages that can run in the jvm.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Jim Breen <jbreen.groups at gmail.com>
Date: Fri, Apr 17, 2009 at 9:44 AM
Subject: [chicago-java] CJUG Meeting Tuesday - Scripting on the JVM
To: chicago-java at yahoogroups.com

** Chicago Java Users Group/Downtown meets Tuesday, April 21 **

TOPIC: Scripting on the JVM

SPEAKER: Frederick Polgardy

We will raffle off the following:
- one license for Java Rebel, courtesy of Zero Turnaround
- one license for IntelliJ IDEA 8.0, courtesy of JetBrains

WHEN: Tuesday, April 21
6:00 - pizza/networking
6:30 - presentation

Lewis Towers 13th floor ballroom (Beane Hall)
Loyola University of Chicago
820 N Michigan Ave (enter on Pearson)
Chicago, IL 60611

Please RSVP so that we can order enough food.

Dynamic languages are taking the industry by storm, promising rapid
development, simpler configuration, and fewer lines of code to debug
and maintain. Sun publicly acknowledged this phenomenon with the
release of JDK 6, introducing a unified API for interacting with
scripting languages from Java. This move demonstrates Sun's commitment
to the JVM as a computing platform, as well as to the emerging
development culture of multi-language, multi-paradigm programming.

This talk aims to introduce the two-way street of scripting on the
Java platform. First, we'll look at how to interact with your scripts
from Java in a language-agnostic way, using the javax.script package
found in Java 6. Then, we'll spin around and talk to Java from a few
of the more popular JVM scripting languages: JavaScript (Rhino),
Groovy, JRuby, and Jython. From there you'll have everything you need
to start combining the power and flexibility of scripting with the
reliability, scalability, and robust tooling of the Java platform.

Frederick Polgardy is a senior consultant and course instructor with
Obtiva, and has been developing Web and enterprise applications for
more than a decade. Fred is obsessed with programming languages, and
has taken a special interest in multi-language programming on the JVM.
He is a founding member of the Polyglot Programmers of Chicago. When
he isn't hacking on some Ruby, Clojure, or JavaScript, he might be
blogging at sustainablecode.blogspot.com.


We hope you can join us,
The CJUG Board


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