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Andres Almiray
Andres is a Java/Groovy developer and Java Champion with more than 12 years of experience in software design and development. He has been involved in web and desktop application developments since the early days of Java. He has also been teacher of computer science courses in the most prestigious education institute in Mexico. His current interests include Groovy, Scala and Swing. He is a true believer of open source and has participated in popular projects like Groovy, Griffon, JMatter and DbUnit, as well as starting his own projects (Json-lib, EZMorph, GraphicsBuilder, JideBuilder). Founding member and current lead of the Griffon framework. He likes to spend time with his beloved wife, Ixchel, when not hacking around.


The Groovy Ecosystem

Groovy is the fastest growing JVM language out there. It might be because it is so easy for Java developers to pick it up, but also because there's an increasing number of projects and libraries that make use of Groovy as the starting point. In this session we'll cover frameworks the following topics: - Frameworks Grails, Griffon, Gaelyk - Build Systems Gant, Gradle - Testing Easyb, Spock - Code Quality CodeNarc, GMetrics - Libraries GPars, GContracts

Polyglot Programming

The JVM boasts one of the biggest software ecosystems: you will find libraries, components and servers of all sizes, types, colors and flavors; which have made it the choice language for many. However the JVM is open enough to let other languages live in it, these languages provide new features and concepts that the Java language does not have. Some of these languages are even Java friendly. On this session we'll discover the benefits of adding a bit of spice to your Java development skills by exploring Groovy's metaprogramming techniques, Scala's functional side and Clojure's approach to managing concurrency.


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