This Week at Skills Matter: 03 – 07 March 2014

Here’s what’s coming up at Skills Matter this week!



Peter Ledbrook will be highlighting the importance of the build tool Gradle as well as helping us to appreciate the challenges of building software, even if you aren’t persuaded by Gradle itself. An interesting talk delivered by one of the core Grails commiters, developing with Grails since version 0.2.


London Titanium will be joined by Louis Quaintance and Chris Gedrim, demonstrating how to quickly write and run unit tests utilising the power of Node.js, while taking a look into First Utility’s implementation of Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery.

The Scala User Group are returning with talks based around Snowplow, an open source event analytics platform. The founder of Snowplow Analytics, Alex Dean, will be delivering a talk about building Snowplow on top of Scala and key libraries and frameworks. Featuring a number of lightning talks, this event is must-attend for all Scala enthusiasts!


Jakub Korab will be discussing the impacts of common integration failures at this weeks London Java Community Meetup. He will be introducing the tools that Apache Camel gives you out of the box, that take away the burden of the plumbing, and which free you up to build rock-solid integrations. Jakub, the co-author of the Apache Camel Developer’s Cookbook, will also be officially launching the Cookbook which contains over 100 recipes for working with Apache Camel.

Join Itamar Syn-Hershko, a core developer of RavenDB, who will be talking about the design and development of applications that provide multi-lingual search and a run through Elastic Search and Lucene. He will explore the opportunities for using these powerful technologies, offering his experiences and skills to help you understand them more in-depth.


Women in Data are back and will be talking about AnnoMarket, the new cloud-based marketplace for text analytics services. A hands-on session delving into the platform at an introductory walk-through level, giving delegates the chance to run the process themselves and discuss the results.

London Java Community are here again with Nitsan Wakart for an in-depth examination of the optimisation process focused on the humble Single-Producer-Single-Consumer queue. Anyone with a passion for concurrency, performance or both should definitely attend this fantastic event.

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