I will be speaking at Jazoon next week. This will be a brand new presentation called “A quick guide to modern languages and interesting concepts for the busy Java programmer”.

Here is the description:

A lot of new languages have emerged to challenge Java these past years: Ruby,
Scala, Groovy, Erlang, etc… Can Java survive? In this presentation, I will do
a quick analysis of these various languages and explain why, despite its old
age, Java is in the best position to face the challenges that await software
developers for the next decade. I will cover topics such as dynamic and duck
typing, functional programming, concurrency, distribution and much more.

As you can see, the topic is very broad and the main challenge will be to keep the presentation within the allotted time. Hopefully, we’ll be able to carry on the discussion over beers or dinner.

See you all in Zurich.