Untangled: Sneak peek at Project Loom

by | Oct 7, 2019 | Voxxed Days Cluj-Napoca 2019

Arnaud Bos is a software developer and functional programming enthusiast @MonkeyPatch and Toulouse JUG Leader.  After some early mobile apps development, he has switched focus to backend and distributed systems projects, and soon discovered the joy of Clojure.

Concurrent programming borrows a lot of terms from weaving and twists our minds with intertwined concepts: fibers, threads, lightweight-threads, green threads, loom… Maybe you’ve heard about coroutines? Don’t worry, everything is linked.

During this talk, we’ll get weaving, show code samples and talk about project Loom, whose goal is to bring “lightweight concurrency” mechanisms to the JVM, along with APIs to embroider the story. We will talk about project Loom’s inception and recent prototypes. You will also see its mesh goes far beyond “simple” primitives to revolutionize the JVM. Until then, you will see how you can just use Quasar.