Mon, 19 Oct 2009

FP-Syd #19.

On September 17th we held the 19th meeting of FP-Syd, the Sydney Functional Programming group. The meeting was held at Google's Sydney offices and we had about 18 people show up to hear our two presenters.

First up we had Raphael Speyer and his presentation "Rhino, ES5 & GSoC". Raphael explained how he was accepted into the Google Summer of Code project to work on bring the Rhino, a Javascript engine that runs on the Java Virtual machine, into line with the upcoming EcmaScript 5 standard.

For the second presentation we had Shane Stephens one of the Google people working on Google Wave giving us an overview of Google's Operational Transform algorithm which is at the core Google Wave. He then walked us through a reimplementation of the algorithm in Haskell.

A big thanks to Shane Stephens and Google for providing the meeting venue and the light refreshments.

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