08 Jun 2007

Google London Open Source Jam 3

A couple of weeks ago I was over at the Google London Open Source Jam 3, which was focused on Java. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but it turned out to be a series of five minute talks. I’m not sure if that’s normal or not for the Open Source Jam series.

If I had to pick out one thing, I’d say take a look at the closures talk. I’d thought closures for Java was on it’s way to being sorted, but it turns out there are three proposals with pros and cons:

  • BGGA (Bracha, Gafter, Gosling, Ahe)
  • CICE (Concise Inner Class Expressions)
  • FCM (First Class Method)

So more stuff to read and think about, then.

A really good evening of listening and chatting to some good people, so thanks to those behind it. I think most people were weirded by attending an open source jam and signing an NDA :-/ But let’s face it, no-one was going to not sign.