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
The event will be hosted at The Park Plaza Victoria as part of JAX London.
Location information: http://jaxlondon.com/2012/location/