Friday, October 31, 2008

October 2008 Meeting Minutes

A great thanks to all of you who attended the October 2008 meeting on Java concurrency.  We had a good turnout and speaker Dave Zaffrey provided an excellent overview of the Java concurrency toolbox.  Dave addressed strategies to create thread-safe code, concurrency building blocks such as Lock and Semaphores and the new concurrency-supported collections. Below you will find a link to the materials covered.

-= Presentation Materials =-
Presentation File (PDF)

-= Books/Articles Mentioned =-
Java Concurrency in Practice by Brian Goetz
Understanding locks
Getting to know synchronizers

-= Tools/Platforms Mentioned =-
Java Decompiler (Jad) - http://sourceforge.net/projects/jadclipse/
Erlang Language - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erlang_programming_language
Scala Language - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scala_programming_language
Clojure - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clojure

-= Special Thanks =-
Dave Zaffrey - Speaker
GCA Technologies, Inc
Axiomatic IT, Inc
Simlius, LLC

Stay tuned for next month's meeting announcement.