The Story of Traits

Track: Languages
Skill Level: Intermediate
Room: Room A312
Time Slot: Thu 2/23, 1:00 PM
Tags: java , scala , groovy
Abstract

Java does not permit multiple implementation inheritance, but the problem is not gone. We solve the issue using a bunch of interfaces and classes. Thankfully there are some alternatives, in Java, Scala, and Groovy.

In this presentation we will first learn about the problem, the solution in old Java, then we take up some possible solution in Java 8 and explore the options available in Scala and Groovy.

Venkat Subramaniam

Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., and an instructional professor at the University of Houston.

He has trained and mentored thousands of software developers in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia, and is a regularly-invited speaker at several international conferences. Venkat helps his clients effectively apply and succeed with agile practices on their software projects.

Venkat is a (co)author of multiple books, including the 2007 Jolt Productivity award winning book Practices of an Agile Developer. His latest book is Functional Programming in Java: Harnessing the Power of Java 8 Lambda Expressions. You can reach him by email at venkats at agiledeveloper dot com or on twitter at @venkat_s.

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