Vancouver Island Java User Group VIJUG

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Nov/Dec 2010 VIJUG Meeting – Scala and GridGain

Can you believe that December is already coming close? After skipping our October meeting, we are pleased to announce a delayed November meeting with Nikita Ivanov from GridGain joining us all the way from the states. You will have an opportunity to learn more about Scala, cloud computing and GridGain as an enabling platform for your scaling needs.

Vancouver Island Technology Park, Conference Center Room – 4464 Markham Street, Victoria, BC
Thursday, 2nd December 2010, 18:00-20:00
Cloud Computing with Scala and GridGain presented by Nikita Ivanov, CEO, GridGain

The topic of this presentation is about using the Scala programming language with the GridGain framework to provide a simple and productive cloud computing platform. Scala is a hybrid function and object-oriented language that is rapidly gaining traction in becoming the “next” Java in JVM-based language evolution. GridGain is one of the most rapidly growing cloud development platforms for JVM-based languages. 2/3 of the presentation will be devoted to live coding demonstration of writing basic MapReduce application in Scala using GridGain middleware. All coding during the demonstration will be done live. Overview of grid and cloud computing concepts as well as notion of Native Cloud Applications will be discussed. Short intro into Scala language will also be provided.

What problems/challenges will an attendee learn to solve by attending your session?

Attendees will learn how to use Scala – one of the most exciting JVM-based languages – to quickly and efficiently build cloud-enabled applications. They will also learn on how to quickly build simple MapReduce application using GridGain framework.

Format of the presentation

About 1/3 of the presentation will be devoted to overview of grid and cloud computing as well as crash-course into Scala programming language. 2/3 of the presentation will be devoted to a live, hands-on coding demonstration of building simple MapReduce applications in Scala using GridGain.

Other Topics:
We will raffle off a personal license for IntelliJ IDEA sponsored by JetBrains. JetBrains
a JRebel license from zeroturnaround Zeroturnaround
All VIJUG members and anybody else interested are welcome to attend. If you intend to come please send an email or register with the Facebook event or just show up.

We hope to meet you there.


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