By David Lopez
The JavaOne Content Catalog is live and full of hundreds of great sessions, which, admittedly, can seem a bit overwhelming. With so many sessions, where do you start looking? Well, the best place to start is with an understanding of the tracks being offered at this year’s conference. Each track tackles a different side of the Java technologies, and this is the third post in a series explaining the different tracks featured at this year’s JavaOne conference and what they have to offer. Last week, we looked at the Java and Security track. Today, let’s look at the Emerging Languages track and a few featured sessions.
Also offered on the Emerging Languages track is “Porting C Extensions and Intimately Linked Libraries to the JVM.” In this session, Duncan MacGregor, a GE Staff Software Engineer, will walk through how GE moved its libraries over to the JVM. Focus will be on changing Virtual Machines and dealing with entire applications built with multiple languages. Another great session being offered on the Emerging Languages track at JavaOne is “Functional Programming: Writing Stateless Code in a Stateful World with Clojure.” Ever wondered how to make meaningful, stateless applications? Then be sure to check out this session to learn how to manage the state of functional programs with a demonstration of state management in Clojure applications.