GPars - Groovy Concurrency

Alex Miller (Revelytix)
Location: D137
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Using Groovy? Got lots of stuff to do at the same time? Then you need to take a look at GPars (“Jeepers!”), a library providing support for concurrency and parallelism in Groovy. GPars brings powerful concurrency models from other languages to Groovy and makes them easy to use with custom DSLs:

  • Actors (Erlang and Scala)
  • Dataflow (Io)
  • Fork/join (Java)
  • Safe (Clojure agents)

In addition to this support, GPars integrates with standard Groovy frameworks like Grails and Griffon.

Background, comparisons to other languages, and motivating examples will be given for the major GPars features.

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Alex Miller


Alex Miller is a Senior Engineer with Revelytix building federated semantic web query technology. Prior to Revelytix, Alex was technical lead at Terracotta, an engineer at BEA Systems, and Chief Architect at MetaMatrix. His interests include Java, concurrency, distributed systems, languages, software design, and nachos. In St. Louis, Alex is the founder of the Lambda Lounge group for the study of functional and dynamic languages and the Strange Loop developer conference.

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