I am still catching up on the activities around me and just found out that Neal Gafter is giving a talk on Closures in Java at the Silicon Valley JUG, tomorrow:
Dear SVJUG Members,
I very happy to announce that SVJUG has found it’s new home, Yes new home, there are few changes to our schedule.SVJUG meetings will be held on THIRD TUESDAYs of the month,instead of second wednesday.
SVJUG meetings will be held on Google Campus, instead of Netscape.atTunis Conference Room, Building 431600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043Special thanks to Neal Gafter, Google Inc for helping with the sponsorship. I will update the website with further logistics.
Also at the bottom of the message special Java One discount code for JUG members Looking forward for your continued support.Thanks,Venki Seshaadri
******* Begin SVJUG Annoucement **********
Meeting….: Silicon Valley Java Users Group (SVJUG)
Time…….: March 20,2007 (THIRD TUESDAY of each month)
Cost…….: Always FREE to all!
Topic……: Closures for JavaSpeaker….: Neal Gafter, Google Inc (http://www.google.com)
Description:We propose 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
Speaker Bio: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.
Agenda…..:18:30-19:00 Arrive & mingle with FoodDrinks & Snacks courtesy of — Google Inc 19:00-20:30 Presentation by Neal Gafter
Location…: Google, Inc.Tunis Conference Room, (Bldg. 43) 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway,Mountain View, CAMap available at http://svjug.org/Please enter from the
north side of the building, in the middle of the Google campus.
Time to show up and help push the direction of closures in the Java platform.