Upcoming events 2009-12-02

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:

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.

Image from Wikimedia, assumed allowed under Fair Use. Illustration from Alexandrian World Chronicle, 5th century Greek chronicle.