From Java to parallel Clojure

Description

Java still ranks at the top of the TIOBE index. The JVM is a trusted platform which has stood the test of time and is used widely to develop complex, reliable and high performing systems. By choosing to target the JVM, Clojure can leverage all of its power while bringing new ways of writing reliable software into the mix. But why should a Java developer care?

In this talk we will examine the main differences between Java and Clojure, pointing out new patterns and tools and finally ending with a discussion of the concurrency and parallelism abstractions provided by Clojure. 

By the end of this talk you will have developed an understanding of Clojure’s fundamental building blocks for writing concurrent applications.


Speakers

Leonardo Borges (RecordPoint)
Leonardo Borges is a programming languages enthusiast who loves writing code, contributing to open source software, and speaking on subjects he feels strongly about. He has used Clojure professionally, both as a lead consultant at ThoughtWorks and as a development team lead at Atlassian, where he helped build real-time collaborative editing technology.