JVM Language Summit 2008 Report
Thoughtworker and DZone MVB blogger Ola Bini recently attended and blogged from the JVM Language Summit that took place in Santa Clara, California last month. The JVM Summit is a three day event organized by Sun Microsystems, bringing together some of the brightest minds from the Java community -- language designers, compiler writers, tool builders, runtime engineers, and VM architects. Ola's complete coverage from the show has been provided below:
JVM Language Summit - first day
"Just came back from the first day of the JVM language summit, and it’s been a very interesting day indeed. I made some bad morning choices - and spending some time fighting Notes - so I ended up arriving ten minutes into the first presentation."
JVM Language Summit - second day
"The second day started out with Gosling talking about some of his history and how that influenced the design and implementation of Java. Not extremely interesting, but a few funny soundbites. Best was probably the quote from Guy Steele: “Lisp is like a black hole”, meaning that if you design a language close enough to Lisp, Lisp ends up dragging it in and the language becomes Lisp."
JVM Language Summit - last day
"The final day of the language summit sported loads of interesting presentations, just like the first two days. I can’t over stress how well prepared these three days have been - especially with regards to the schedule. The third day also marked a departure from being mostly JVM centered."