Clojure: Functional Concurrency for the JVM

Emerging Topics, Java, Programming
Location: Meeting Room J3
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Talk about strange bedfellows: what happens when you mix one part Lisp
(one of the oldest computer languages), one part Java (so young, yet
so well adopted), a healthy serving of functional programming, and a
state-of-the-art concurrency layer on top? That’s Clojure, which
“feels like a general-purpose language beamed back from the near
future.” Clojure embraces functional programming with immutable data
types and first class functions. It is fully interoperable with
Java. Clojure’s approach to concurrency includes asynchonous Agents,
and Software Transactional Memory. Clojure is fast, elegant, dynamic,
and scalable: a language for the future, today.

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Howard Lewis Ship


Creator of the popular Tapestry web framework and a seasoned hand at Java and the Enterprise.

  • Intel
  • Microsoft
  • Google
  • Sun Microsystems
  • Facebook
  • Gear6
  • Kaltura
  • Liferay
  • MindTouch
  • Novell, Inc.
  • Open Invention Network
  • Rackspace Cloud
  • Schooner Information Technology
  • Silicon Mechanics
  • Symbian Foundation
  • Twilio
  • WSO2
  • Yabarana Corporation

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