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Lambdas: Myths and Mistakes

*Please note this is an LJC event. Skills Matter are hosting this event and are handling the attendance - it is essential that you confirm your place at this link:*

Lambdas: Myths and Mistakes - Presented by Richard Warburton (1 hour presentation)

tl;dr - How will the everyday developer cope with Java 8’s Language changes? 

Java 8 will ship with a powerful new abstraction - Lambda Expressions (aka Closures) and a completely retooled set of Collections libraries. In addition interfaces have changed through the addition of default and static methods. 

The ongoing debate as to whether Java should include such language changes has resulted in many vocal opinions being espoused. Sadly few of these opinions have been backed up by practical experimentation and experience. 

* Are these opinions just myths? 
* What mistakes does a developer make? 
* Can a ‘blue collar’ Java Developer cope with functional programming? 
* Can we avoid these mistakes in future? 

In London we’ve been running a series of hackdays trying out Lambda Expressions as part of the Adopt-a-JSR program and have been recording and analysing the results. This gives us unprecedented insight into what will happen in future.

Who should attend:

All types of developers - its a pretty high level talk. 


Richard Warburton - @RichardWarburto

Richard is an empirical technologist and solver of deep-dive technical problems. Recently he has been working on data analytics for high performance computing at jClarity and is writing a book on Java 8 Lambdas for O’Reilly.  He is a leader in the London Java Community, sits on their JCP Committee and organises the Adopt-a-JSR programs for Lambdas and Date and Time in Java 8.  Richard is also a known conference speaker, having talked at JavaOne, DevoxxUK and JAX London. Previously he worked on static analysis problems, verifying part of a compiler and developing automated bug detection technology.  He obtained a PhD in Computer Science from The University of Warwick where his research focussed on compiler theory.


18:15: Doors Open 
18:30/19:00: Main presentation - presented by Richard Warburton (60 mins approx.) 

Please Note:

Nearest tube: Barbican 
Nearest Coffee Shop: Sun Coffee Shop, 55-63 Goswell Road, London, EC1V 7EN for if you arrive early 

*Please note this is an LJC event. Skills Matter are hosting this event and are handling the attendance - it is essential that you confirm your place at this link:*

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