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Friday, November 11 • 9:50am - 10:30am
Scala 2.12 and Beyond

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I'll talk about what's new in Scala 2.12, how Scala is still more suited for functional programming than Java 8, and give you a quick glimpse of what's next in Scala 2.13. Scala 2.12's backend takes full advantage of the improved support for functional programming on the Java 8 platform. Little has changed on the "outside" since Scala 2.11, but we have given the compiler internals a significant overhaul. Additionally, Scala 2.12 ships with a new optimizer! In this talk, we'll see how Scala functions compile to the same byte code as in Java 8 and explain the simplified encoding of Scala traits as Java 8 interfaces. We'll also look at the cohesive set of language features and design principles that make functional programming such a joy in Scala.

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Adriaan Moors

Scala Team Lead, Lightbend, Inc
I've been working on the Scala compiler since bringing type constructor polymorphism to Scala 2.5; Scala Team Lead at Lightbend since 2012. Talk to me about what you love about Scala, what puzzles you and what you'd like to change!

Friday November 11, 2016 9:50am - 10:30am

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