"Why Scala: An Introduction to what could be Java's successor" (Scala TCE 17.5.11)
In this session we will discuss some background facts, myths and motivations related to Scala language and its usage: What's wrong with Java? Why couldn't typed dynamic languages fill the gap? What does Scala have to offer in the thriving Polyglot market? And how does it compare to Java on one hand and Ruby on the other in terms of code length, performance and more.