• The Monthly Meeting of the Java SIG Tuesday, January 30, 2007 - 06:30PM
    Cubberley Community Center
    4000 Middlefield Road, Room H-1
    Palo Alto, CA 94105
    Software Architecture and Platform

The Monthly Meeting of the Java SIG



  • Folks, You may recall that we had canceled our Jan 2 meeting (that one was too close to the holiday season). We are happy to announce that we have a special event planned this month at Cubberley.

    Please mark you calendars for a January 30 meeting at Cubberley.



    Java Closures by Neal Gafter (http://gafter.blogspot.com/)

    We have proposed to add Closures to the Java Programming Language. Closures simplify the use of APIs that rely on the use of anonymous class instances, such as the concurrency APIs and callbacks. More importantly, closures support control abstractions, which are APIs that act as programmer-defined control constructs. This talk describes the proposed language extension and its design rationale, and shows how it will affect existing and future APIs.



    Neal Gafter

    Neal Gafter is a software engineer and Java evangelist at Google. He was previously a senior staff engineer at Sun Microsystems, where he co-designed and implemented the Java language features in releases 1.4 through 5.0. Neal is coauthor of "Java Puzzlers: Traps, Pitfalls, and Corner Cases" (Addison Wesley, 2005). He was a member of the C++ Standards Committee and led the development of C and C++ compilers at Sun Microsystems, Microtec Research, and Texas Instruments. He holds a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Rochester.




    6:30-7:00 Doors open. Networking. Pizza.

    7:00-9:00 Presentations



    $15 at the door for non-SDForum members

    No charge for SDForum members

    No registration required

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