June meeting

Posted: June 1, 2010 by Alex Miller in Uncategorized

It’s that time again – the June meeting of Lambda Lounge is this Thursday, 6 pm at Appistry HQ as usual.  This month’s pizza is brought to you by NetEffects.  Many thanks to them!!

We have two great talks lined up.  First we have Scott Bale on “JavaScript Functions : The Good Parts – Idioms for Inheritance and Encapsulation” talking about things such as:

  • the ‘this’ keyword – what object it’s bound to depends on how the function is invoked
  • JavaScript module pattern
  • JavaScript prototypes
  • JavaScript inheritance – pseudoclassical versus prototypal

Second, we have Aditya Siram bringing us web apps built in Haskell without all that jazz you typically use in Java.

Coming up in July, we’ll incubate a kick-off meeting of the NoSQL Summer reading group, talking about the famous Amazon Dynamo paper.  Please read the paper before the meeting if at all possible (the paper itself is only 14 pages and kickstarted many of the “NoSQL” databases around today).  If you have any interest in leading discussions, attending follow up meetings apart from Lambda Lounge, or getting involved with this idea, please sign up for the email list on the NoSQL Summer site.  There will also be a talk by Alex Miller about the GPars Groovy concurrency library.

You can find future events on the schedule page.


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