Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Last Night's Austin Java User's Group


Last night Ernest Hill gave an excellent introduction to the SCALA language. It continues the recent trend of all objects, even lowly integers, are real objects.
Eitan Suez talked about his recent work with One idea was to create a "browser" environment for jmatter applications. A user would download a 25Meg file containing all the libraries for a jmatter app, and then only have to download the 100K or so for all the other jmatter applications they would run. I liked the idea.
Eitan also talked about his new open source project css4swing which allows java Swing applications to use css rules to define the look of an application.
I always enjoy hearing Eitan speak since he so often has curious, interesting, and big ideas.
I also won the very cool Google Toolkit book.

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