Greach 2015, The Groovy Spanish Conf April 10th-11th, Madrid, Spain http://greachconf.com
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Scala is the other Great Force in the realm of alternative JVM languages. It has it’s strengths, as well as it’s weaknesses. This talk will look at Scala as a supplement to Groovy, showing that it can help us tremendously given specific circumstances.
We will begin by looking at how Groovy and Scala differ philosophically, followed by a comparison of syntax used in the two languages. We will then dive into the most important part, dealing with their application and how they can coexist side by side.
This talk aims to dismantle the wall that prevails between the Groovy and Scala communities, attempting to show that both are highly capable in their own way. It does so by showing that there is no right or wrong, but rather that they are flipsides of the same coin.
Marco Vermeulen is a South African Software Developer who lives and works in London. He is passionate about writing well crafted code, driven and guided by tests.
As proponent of BDD, he has successfully applied this technique in the Enterprise as well as on Open Source Projects. When he gets a spare moment, he contributes to OSS and is the creator of GVM (the Groovy enVironment Manager).