Here are some thoughts I took home from ping conference:
- Future applications will have more needs for functional programming. This demand is driven by async userinterfaces and data streaming over http from different sources. Think of an application streaming the realtime positions of cars to a map. Maybe a taxi search.
- For me it’s not sure if the lambda functions for java 8 will be a door opener to bring more people to scala. Or will java lambda with some additional libraries good enough to not switch to scala?
- Almost every speaker at the conference uses IntelliJ on a Mac. There is probably a reason for that.
- To be prepared for future functional programming challenges I should read the wizard book again and learn about free monads.
All over a great conference and really worth the travel. Also budapest is really a nice city to travel to.