Tuesday May 28th, 2013 Meeting - Austin Java Users Group

Concurrency without Pain in Pure Java
by

Dr. Venkat Subramaniam

Abstract

Programming concurrency has turned into a herculean task. I call the traditional approach as the synchronized and suffer model. Fortunately, there are other approaches to concurrency and you can reach out to those directly from your Java code. In this presentation we will discuss the actor based concurrency and also the software transaction memory. We will then develop examples using AKKA and compare the power of these approaches in contrast to the traditional approach.

About Dr. Venkat Subramaniam

Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., and an adjunct faculty 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@agiledeveloper.com or on twitter at @venkat_s.

Location & Time:

Meeting from 7 - 9 PM Li'l Tex Auditorium in the Commons Building (# 137) located at 10100 Burnet Road, near the southwest corner of Burnet Road and Braker Lane on the University of Texas J. J. Pickle Research Campus.


Sponsorship

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