Monthly Archives: July 2013

August 7th: An Introduction to Scala

The next Brighton Java session is on August 7th at the Skiff from 7pm onwards, and will be an introduction to the Scala programming language:

Dave Gurnell and Richard Dallaway from Underscore present a brief introduction to Scala – a powerful programming language for the JVM. In the talk, the speakers introduce Scala from a Java programmer’s perspective, and show how its support for object-oriented and functional programming styles can provide a smooth transition to greater productivity and code reliability.

As usual, we’ll be open from 7 for drinks and chat, with the talks starting a little after 7:30pm. Beer and snacks have been kindly provided by CodingCraft. We’re open to people of all abilities and especially welcome any first-timers.

If you’re coming along, please sign-up at the meetup page so that we know how much beer to buy!

Wednesday 3rd July 2013, 7:00pm: Grails in Action! with Steve Lillywhite

Steve Lillywhite presents some real world Grails knowledge, including how you can write succinct code to look up domain objects, the ease of using and customising plug-ins, robust security and how to manage performance and scaling. For Grails novices there will be also be a brief introduction by David Pashley.

Doors are open from 7pm and there will be beer supplied. We will start the talk between 7:30 and 7:45. Please RSVP on the meet-up page so that we can get enough beer in!