Xtend – Not a Java Killer

In this JAX-Session Sven Efftinge and Sebastian Zarnekow (itemis) introduce Xtend, a statically-typed programming language hosted at Eclipse.org. It reuses Java’s syntax, terminology and concepts as much as possible, but abandons some dead freight at the same time. Xtend is not meant to replace Java altogether but focusses on improving the weaker parts. Therefore the language as well as the state-of-the-art Eclipse tooling in- tegrates nicely with existing Java code.


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