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Ola Bini, ThoughtWorks

 Ola  Bini

Ola Bini is a Swedish developer currently working for ThoughtWorks in Stockholm, Sweden. He has been one of the core developers for JRuby since 2006 and is the author of the APress book Practical JRuby on Rails. He has much experience with Java, Ruby and LISP, and has been involved with several other open source projects - but nowadays JRuby takes most of his time.

He has been known to like implementing languages, writing regular expression engines, YAML parsers and other similar things that exist at the borders of computer science.

Presentation: "Emerging languages in the Enterprise : Introduction"

Time: Wednesday 10:30 - 10:45

Location: Henry Moore Room

Abstract: The last few years have seen a resurgence in the use of alternative languages. Solutions built on top of languages like Python, Ruby, Groovy and Scala is becoming more common, both to build integration solutions and full-fledged systems. In this track we will look at some of the languages and how they are used in the enterprise, what benefits they give and what to look out for.