Small Lambda Talk

A session at Booster 2015

Wednesday 11th March, 2015

10:50am to 11:00am (CET)

You have probably noticed the excitement regarding functional programming and the new lambda expression in Java 8. But did you know that this also brings Java back to its object-oriented roots?

The Smalltalk programming language shows how virtually any task can be achieved through good old object orientation. Everything is built with the basic ingredients of objects, messages and blocks (lambda).

Smalltalk uses lambda expressions for conditional processing, iteration and exception handling. We will look at some fascinating examples, and discuss if and how to apply them in Java.

We Java programmers now find ourselves with a brand new lambda tool in our toolbox. Lets take the time to learn from the past about the power of object orientation and lambdas.

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Martin (高馬丁) Skarsaune

Passionate Java developer at Kantega

Passionate developer eager to learn and share at events such as JavaZone, Booster and DEVOXX. His primary interrests are core Java and alternative programming languages. Other exotic things to note about him, is that he is fluent in Chinese and Smalltalk (programming language!)

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Booster 2015

Norway Norway, Bergen

11th13th March 2015

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Time 10:50am11:00am CET

Date Wed 11th March 2015

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  • The SICS Java Port Project: Automatic Translation of a Large Object Oriented System from Smalltalk to Java

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