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Java 8 launch

  • Apr 2, 2014 · 6:30 PM
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Java 8 is out! This will be a good opportunity to take a look at the new features:

• Lambdas, Method References and Default methods

• Streams API

• JSR-310: The date and time API

• Nashorn

We'll look at highlights from the launch party, take a look at using Lambdas with existing libraries and more.

We're especially lucky to have some notable first time presenters to MelbJVM

• TDD/BDD Testing consultant, trainer and author John Smart on BDD and Java 8 - flying down especially for the meetup!

• Eclipse JDT committer Manju Matthew on Eclipse's Java 8 support.


6.40 - News 5 mins

6.45 - Java 8 syntax (5-10 mins)

6.55 - Streams (20-30 mins)

7.25 - Break (10 mins) -- throw a video on Java performance or 

7.35 - Eclipse and Java 8 (20-25 mins)

8.00 - BDD and Java 8 (20 - 30 mins)

8.30 - wrap up / watch videos from the launch

Info on getting there:

Peoplebank offices are on the south-west corner of Flinders Lane and Queen St.  Doors lock at 6pm but someone from Peoplebank will be downstairs to let people in.  If when you get there, no one is present, call [masked] and we'll send someone down. We also will be having a raffle, so when you get to Level 13, there will be someone to greet you, get a name-tag, and also put you in the raffle draw. For those driving in, there is flat rate (~$10)  after hours parking on Market St, between flinders lane and flinders st.



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  • Pramod

    Is there any possibility of joining this event from remote location ?

    March 27, 2014

    • Kon S.

      Hi Pramod, we'll be recording at least some of the talks and posting them onto youtube. We'll have a think about the feasibility of a live hangout too.

      March 28, 2014

    • Kon S.

      Hi Pramod, The recordings for this event finally went up last week. Appologies for the delay. Enjoy­

      June 29, 2014

  • Mike H.

    We are forever having new waves in this industry and this looks likes one to catch...

    May 8, 2014

  • Manju M.

    Hello All,

    The slides on Eclipse and Java 8 is available in :


    4 · April 3, 2014

    • Kon S.

      Thank you Manju. It was a great talk and an interesting insight into the community of one of the worlds best known Java projects.

      2 · April 3, 2014

  • Gordon O.

    Thanks to everyone for coming, it was a good night.

    April 3, 2014

  • David W.

    Excellent technical kick start for Java 8. Looking forward to upcoming sessions too.

    April 3, 2014

  • Pie.Li

    Great presentation and I did enjoy getting to know new features of Java 8.

    April 3, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Excellent introduction of Java 8 and features

    April 3, 2014

  • Ram A.

    Very happy to see full house and the session was awesome.

    1 · April 2, 2014

    • Kon S.

      Couldn't agree more Ram. Thanks everyone for coming.

      April 2, 2014

  • Andrew H.

    Hi everyone!

    We will be streaming this meetup as a Google Hangout. Check it out here:

    The hangout is queued to start at 7PM.

    2 · April 2, 2014

    • Kon S.

      Thanks for making the hangout Andrew! We've got a lot on tonight so I've moved the first presentation forward to 6.40 PM.

      1 · April 2, 2014

    • Naveen R.

      Awesome news!! Thanks andrew

      April 2, 2014

  • Chris

    Hi. Im Chris. I'm a java developer

    March 28, 2014

  • Steven J.S M.

    I hope I can get there!!!! PLZ..

    March 27, 2014

  • Naveen R.

    Pleaseeeeeee I want to go :-)

    March 27, 2014

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