Many consultants who are give speeches claim they are a “preeminent speaker.” I am not giving any speeches these days, but I plan on attending a few in the next few weeks. So I guess I could call myself a “preeminent attendee.” Here are some meetings I will be going to:
- The next Chicago Android & Google Technology Conference on December 3
- The next meeting of the Chicago Groovy Users Group on December 7
- The next meeting of the Chicago-Area Scala Enthusiasts (CASE) Meetup Group on December 17
- And, of course, the next meeting of the Chicago Java Users Group on December 15
I know I said before that I did not like what little I saw of Scala at No Fluff Just Stuff. I did not like the lack of dots and parentheses. It seemed a bit hard to follow, and Groovy looked more like Java. Maybe after some study and talking about it with Scala people it will make more sense. (Like you’ve never made a snap judgement.) Plus I read a post at Cafe au Lait Java News and Resources that said: “Groovy got a little play for a couple of years, but the smart money is now betting on Scala. Name aside, Groovy just never caught a groove.”
I have been thinking about working with Swing, and both languages can do so. We shall see.