Chris Twiner will talk about Scales XML, a very interesting project as an alternative to Scala's built-int XML support.
From the website:
Scales Xml is an alternative XML library for Scala, its design started with the question - what if the structure of XML was separated from its contents?.
The answer for XML tends naturally to trees and zippers, it enables a combined model for both XML Tree handling and XML Event handling and allows opportunities for saving memory usage.
The design aims of Scales Xml also target correctness first, an Iteratee based processing for Pull, an XPath like syntax for querying and manipulation and deep support for JAXP.
We will also have a raffle for a ticket to the Scala LiftOff conference in London.
Important: You need a code to enter the building, which will be posted on the event site.