Java 8 Lambdas hackday hosted by Brian Goetz, Head of the Lambdas Expert Group

Java 8 Lambdas hackday hosted by Brian Goetz, Head of the Lambdas Expert Group

The latest of our ongoing series of Adopt-a-JSR hackdays will be lead by a key member of the Oracle Java Team (Brian Goetz) as well as being part of the JAX London conference.

Java 8 will ship with a powerful new abstraction - Lambda Expressions (aka Closures) and a completely retooled set of Collections libraries. These new features are now stable enough for developers to get a first look at them and start to see how they will transform your Java code. But that's not all! The engineers working on the features are very keen to have a broader set of use cases, and to hear the feedback of developers who have gone a little deeper with the features. So we're holding an event to allow you to do exactly that.

The day kicks off with a presentation by Brian introducing lambdas, including detail of the default methods feature (which has the potential to reshape the way that Java implements object orientation).

After that, we'll divide up into teams to focus on actually working with the new features with a JDK 8 beta build. We plan to lambdafy an existing application.

There will be several instructors on hand to help the groups with getting started and with any problems with using lambdas or the beta builds. We'll aim to finish mid-afternoon, so that all the feedback can be collected and captured before heading to a nearby pub for a
well-earned pint.

The event will be hosted at The Park Plaza Victoria as part of JAX London.

Location information: http://jaxlondon.com/2012/location/

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  • Rob S.

    Really useful and interesting day

    October 14, 2012

  • Satish S.

    Excellent.

    October 14, 2012

  • Pankaj P.

    Guys - I realised today that I m no longer in waiting list and has got a seat to attend. However as I was planning to come from Scotland I did not booked my travel since U thought I dont have a chance. Kindly omit me and give my rsvp to someone.

    October 14, 2012

  • Kevin

    Sorry as well can't make it, please offer my RSVP to someone else as I can't change on the site.

    October 14, 2012

  • Ioannis M.

    Guys very sorry for the late RSVP change my childcare arrangement fell through, gutted..

    October 14, 2012

  • Xabier B.

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    October 14, 2012

  • Mark H.

    When you get the park plaza victoria today, you're looking for room Edward 7. It's on floor B2

    October 14, 2012

  • Kiran Sireesh A.

    I've registered to this event for myself + 1 guest. Unfortunately my friend is not feeling well and so wouldn't be able to make it. I couldn't find a way to change the RSVP to just remove the guest so that someone in the waitlist can attend the event.
    Can someone please let me know how I can do this.

    Thanks,
    Kiran

    October 13, 2012

    • Kiran Sireesh A.

      Thank you Martijn.

      October 13, 2012

    • Kiran Sireesh A.

      Hi Martijn, can you please confirm that you have only updated my RSVP to only remove the guest. I'm worried because, it shows my current RSVP as No, even when I haven't changed this.

      October 13, 2012

  • Andrew B.

    Is it possible to download the appropriate version of Java in advance (if find it calmer to do it in my own time).

    October 10, 2012

  • Peter H.

    Do we need to bring our own laptops for this event?

    October 13, 2012

  • Graham A.

    Similar to James' message, there is quite substantial planned engineering works on the tube this weekend. May be worth visitin tfl.gov.uk to check your intended route.

    October 13, 2012

  • James G.

    Hi All,

    Just a note that South West Trains are running a very limited to non existent service on Sunday. So if you use this you might want to think about a different transport route or cancelling your spot. Some of us will be bussing as Uber doesn't come this far :-(.

    Jim

    October 11, 2012

  • Anji C.

    Hi everyone,

    Just a reminder that this event has very, very limited spaces so if you could please remember to change your RSVP to not coming if you are no longer able to make it. This will free up spaces for other people on the waiting list and give them a chance to attend. Thanks so much,

    Anj

    October 9, 2012

  • Pankaj P.

    True Mr Loannis. Thats why I am keen to attend this (in waiting list) and is willing to come all the way from Scotland.

    August 31, 2012

  • Ioannis M.

    I think the sentiment here is that, given the fact that Mr Goetz is practically royalty, 40 spots only is a little on the low side :-)

    August 31, 2012

  • Vineeth

    Hi,

    Any chance of a waiting list or increase in the number of seats?

    Regards,
    Vineeth

    August 31, 2012

    • Richard W.

      There is a waiting list.

      August 31, 2012

    • Vineeth

      Thanks, registered on waiting list

      August 31, 2012

  • Ed

    Hi,

    Any chance open waiting list?

    Thanks

    Ed

    August 31, 2012

    • Richard W.

      There is a waiting list.

      August 31, 2012

    • Ed

      Thanks, I can see it now

      August 31, 2012

  • Vladimir P.

    Is it free? or do I need to pay for JAX London?

    August 31, 2012

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