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Java 8, Under the Covers - Take 2

  • Jun 10, 2014 · 5:30 PM

Java 8 has introduced a lot of new functionality, including Lambda Abstractions and a lot of associated changes. In this talk John Gough will discuss the use and implementation of Lambdas and the other, helper changes.  The introduction of Lambdas in Java-8 is viewed from the perspective of programming language evolution and is compared and contrasted with similar functionality in other modern languages.

Bio:  John Gough has been implementing programming languages of various kinds for about 30 years.  He was designer of the Gardens Point family of compilers, chiefly targeting Pascal-Family languages.  He was a pioneer of the art of implementing languages other than Java on the Java Virtual Machine, and still maintains compilers targeting both the JVM and the .NET Common Language Runtime. His books include Syntax Analysis and Software Tools, Addison-Wesley 1988  and Compiling for the .NET Common Language Runtime, Prentice-Hall 2002.  John was previously Dean of Information Technology at QUT, and now works at Oracle Labs in Brisbane.

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  • Rob M.

    Video of John's talk is here:

    June 12, 2014

  • Jason S.

    John Gough was really great an explaining difficult concepts in an easy to understand way.

    June 11, 2014

  • Rob M.

    I'll assume video duties if permitted by the speaker.

    June 9, 2014

  • Nicho C.

    The talk will start at 6pm and go for about an hour. Beware the doors to the building are locked at 6pm. If you are locked out, ring me on[masked] and I'll come down.

    June 4, 2014

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