Scala.js, write in Scala for the browser

Apr 28, 2014 · Genève, Switzerland

With Scala.js, Scala has joined the big family of languages compiling to JavaScript. More than a compiler though, Scala.js is a dialect of Scala specifically designed for interoperating almost transparently with JavaScript code, without sacrificing the powerful language features of Scala.
This talk will give an overview of Scala.js and its eco-system, with a mixture of live coding and demos showing how applications can be prototyped in the browser, developed in IDEs, unit tested, and optimized for production.
Sébastien Doeraene is a compiler/runtime systems hacker and a Scala enthusiast. He is a Ph.D. student at EPFL in the programming methods laboratory (LAMP) led by Martin Odersky, also known as the Scala team, where he designs and develops Scala.js. He holds bachelor and master degrees in computer science engineering from Université Catholique de Louvain in Belgium. When he is not busy coding, he sings in choirs and a cappella groups, or he plays unicycle basketball.

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