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Design Patterns in the Light of Lambda Expressions
Design patterns are common place in OO programming. With the introduction of lambda expressions in languages like Java, one has to wonder about their influence on design patterns. In this presentation we will take up some of the common design patterns and rework them using lambda expressions. We will also explore some other patterns that are not so common, but are quite useful ways to apply lambdas.
ABOUT VENKAT (@venkat_s):
Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., and an instructional professor at the University of Houston. He has mentored tens of thousands of software developers in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia, and is a regularly-invited speaker at several international conferences. Venkat helps his clients effectively apply and succeed with agile practices on their software projects.
Venkat is a (co)author of multiple books, including the 2007 Jolt Productivity award winning book Practices of an Agile Developer. His latest book is Programming Kotlin: Create Elegant, Expressive, and Performant JVM and Android Applications. Venkat is a well-recognized person in the software communities. He was once a recipient of the MicroSoft MVP award. He has received JavaOne RockStar award three years in a row and was inducted into the Java Champions program in 2013 for his efforts in motivating and inspiring software developers around the world.
Venkat has been in the training, consulting, and mentoring business since 1996. He is recognized for his pragmatic approach, dislike for accidental complexity, continuous effort to seek minimalistic design, and simpler solutions.
Prior to starting his own company, Venkat worked in various positions, from Programmer Analyst to Systems Architect, at organizations like Halliburton, Raytheon, and Invensys.