Posted by cwfrei
on May 13, 2008 at 1:42 AM PDT
In many sessions at JavaOne Scala was a topic of interest. In the Java Posse BOF even the question was raised if Scala could replace Java.
In many sessions e.g. in the Script Bowl on Day 2 Scala was a topic of interest at JavaOne (don't ask me why Scala was in the 'Script' bowl). Some of the features of this functional language certainly impressed.
In the Java Posse BOF (Java Posse Episode 186) it was discussed what the potential of Scala in the world of programming languages is. For sure dynamic languages have a different standing and Scala is offering complementary advantages. It was pointed out though, that Scala could replace the Java language. The Java language of course, not the Java platform. I am curious to see whether Scala will really pick up momentum.
Martin Odersky, the creator of Scala, will hold a keynote at Jazoon'08 .