Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., and an instructional professor at the University of Houston.
He has trained and mentored thousands of software developers in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia, and is a regularly-invited speaker at several international conferences. Venkat helps his clients effectively apply and succeed with agile practices on their software projects.
Venkat is a (co)author of multiple books, including the 2007 Jolt Productivity award winning book Practices of an Agile Developer. His latest book is Functional Programming in Java: Harnessing the Power of Java 8 Lambda Expressions. You can reach him by email at venkats at agiledeveloper dot com or on twitter at @venkat_s.
Scala is a statically typed fully object-oriented, functional language on the JVM.
While taking advantage of the functional aspects, you can continue to make full use of the powerful JVM and Java libraries. In this presentation we will take an in depth look at what Scala is, its strengths, weaknesses, and why, when, and where you’d use it on your applications.
It’s exciting to see the evolution of modern languages and their potential when it comes to improved productivity and ease. However, while these are quite promising, the path to their adoption is mired with some challenges. In this keynote, award winning author, programmer, and mentor Dr. Venkat Subramaniam will share with you the pleasure and perils of being a polyglot programmer and ways in which you and your team can adapt and succeed.
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