Adding a module system to Java

Advanced Programming Specialist Group event

The meeting will begin with a short A.G.M. including a Treasurer's Report and the election of Honorary Officers for 2008-9. It will be followed by a talk.

Date/Time:
Thursday 8th May 2008

Venue:
The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London WC2 7HA. The nearest underground stations are Covent Garden and Charing Cross.

Speaker:
Rok Strnisa, Cambridge University

Summary:
In this talk, we will explain through examples, why Java needs a module system. We will then describe what are the desirable properties of a module system, putting these in the context of Sun's recent proposal for the Java Module System. Finally, we will discuss the main problems with this proposal, and our suggestions for fixing them.

Admission: Free, but to gain admission please e-mail your name to our Vice-Chairman, Dr Frank Martin, at - frank.martin@bcs.org

CPD Value: Half Unit

Slides:
View the slides for this event (PDF - 1.6 Mb)