May 2009

Fourth Meeting


Flash Platform "Next"


Iterations made easy with LambdaJ



University of Lugano, Via G. Buffi 13 - Lugano
Informatics Building, Room SI-008

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Monday 25th May, 18:30


18:30 Flash Platform "Next"
Serge Jespers, Adobe platform evangelism team
19:40 Iterations made easy with LambdaJ
Mario Fusco, Head of IT development Ex Machina
21:00 A truly effective networking idea: Pizza!


Flash Platform "Next"

Find out what Adobe is doing with the next versions of Flex and ColdFusion and get a taste of how to build next-generation user experiences quickly and without coding using Flash Catalyst. We'll build a fully working application from a design created in Photoshop using Flash Catalyst and hook it up to a ColdFusion backend using Flex Builder 4.

Iterations made easy with LambdaJ

LambdaJ library makes it easy to manipulate collections in a pseudo-functional and statically typed way. To iterate over collections and nested loops is often error prone and makes the code hard to read. LambdaJ uses functional programming techniques to address these issues while preserving the advantages of static typing in Java. It reduces code complexity when writing iterations over collections by allowing to filter, convert, group, aggregate and sort items with no need to write a single explicit loop. LambdaJ will be presented on Tue 02-june at next JavaOne conference in S.Francisco.


Serge Jespers

Serge Jespers (born, raised and living in Belgium) has been working with Flash for over 10 years now. 5 of which he worked for the largest media company in Belgium doing award-winning online projects for TV-shows like Idols, Big Brother, Miss Belgium, and more. Since early 2004 he’s been an Adobe certified freelance Flash designer/developer. He’s one of those guys who thinks you can do anything with Flash. From displaying SMS-messages on TV to motion tracking museum installations to mobile live traffic updates to personalized Flash video projects.

Mario Fusco

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Mario joined the Java developers community during his studies at university, and has been a Java enthusiast since. With a long track record of successful projects in several industries ranging from media companies to the financial sector, Mario masters all aspects of software design and development. A clear passion for collaborative software development has led Mario to share his efforts with several communities in mainstream open source software.

Current interests include the Scala programming language and functional programming, where Mario has recently released code for two projects, namely LambdaJ and Jamme. Mario is JUG Lugano community leader and a keen speaker at Java conferences and seminars in Europe and the United States.

Mario lives in Lugano, Switzerland, where he works as Head of IT development at Ex Machina.