JAX London Autumn Edition Opens With Dedicated Agile and Scala Day

Agile and Scala Day at JAX London

Jessica Thornsby

JAX London celebrates its second ever event, by taking a closer look at Agile and Scala.

Today, JAX London celebrated the launch of its second London-based conference, with a full program designed to delight Agile and Scala enthusiasts, not to mention a full day tutorial on developing Web service applications, with Thilo Frotscher.


For Agile fans, there was a session that introduced attendees to the five Aspects of a Kanban system (workflow, visualisation, work in process, cadence, continuous improvement) delivered by Karl Scotland of Rally Software. Ellen Gottesdiener also looked at the role analysis plays in Agile in the ‘Agile Analysis: Not an Oxymoron’ session. The Agile day drew to a close with a panel, which gave attendees the opportunity to quiz the day’s speakers.


But, it wasn’t all Agile-related fun and games, as JAX London ran a full day of Scala sessions in parallel, delivered by Ted Neward of Neward & Associates. Attendees enjoyed a session on Functional Java, which demonstrated how to use functional ideas for common Java programming tasks. The day then focused on the parts of Scala that were functional in nature (such as currying, partial function application etc.) before moving onto how Scala can improve your object-orientated experience. The Scala day drew to a conclusion with a demonstration of building an XML service with Scala.


JAX London would like to extend a special thank you to Roman Pichler, for moderating the Agile day. Tomorrow’s conference program includes sessions on Seam 3, JDK 7 and Mylyn 3.4 – and don’t forget to attend the JAX London Community Night tomorrow, which is open to non-conference attendees, too.

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