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Venkat Subramaniam - Java 8 Language Capabilities

We are pleased to have Dr. Venkat Subramaniam here tonight to talk to us about the capabilities of Java 8 and what is in it for you.

5:30-6:00: Networking and Food

Food, Soda, Beer and Networking. We are grateful to Cody Powell from TEksystems for their continued sponsorship of the Food and Soda! Also, thanks to Mike Henninger of BWBacon for supplying the beer.

6:00-6:10: Announcements

6:10-7:40: Java 8 Language Capabilities - What's in it for you? - Dr. Venkat Subramaniam

There is a good amount of excitement about the new version of Java. The big evolution of course is the lambda expressions. In this presentation we will dive into the language features in Java 8, take a look at some of their nuances, and look at ways to put them to good use.

About Dr. Venkat Subramaniam:

Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., and an adjunct faculty at the University of Houston.He has trained and mentored 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 Functional Programming in Java: Harnessing the Power of Java 8 Lambda Expressions. You can reach him by email at [masked] or on twitter at @venkat_s.


7:40: Door prizes:

JetBrains IDE License

ZeroTurnaround JRebel License


8:00: Networking/Food/Drinks at Old Chicago.

Our sponsor,, will be hosting the food and drinks at Old Chicago (1415 Market St).  Come join us for further discussion on topic of the night and whatnot.


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  • Stuart H.

    Very well done. I learned a lot.

    October 10, 2013

  • Roger B.

    Excellent, really learned something new

    1 · October 10, 2013

  • Tom F.

    Venkat has made Java 8 cool again with his great narrative and insightful code demos. The key is steam which wraps Java collections to provide fluidic programming with Lamda's. The highlight was when concurrency was switched on by changing stream to parallel stream.

    2 · October 10, 2013

    • Dana D.

      Great point, Tom.

      October 10, 2013

  • Michael A. F.

    excellent as usual :-)

    October 10, 2013

  • Kelly

    This was great, thank you Venkat for such an informative and entertaining presentation! And, thank you to the Java Group for not holding my C++ past against me too much. :)

    1 · October 10, 2013

    • Greg O.

      You were a good sport Kelly. Glad you had a great time. Next month is Craig Walls - hope you can join us again.

      October 10, 2013

  • Nick S.

    Focused on cheap effect - not on technical discussion. Also, too many controversial statements given as an undisputed fact, although many of them can be easily challenged. The guy enjoyed himself more than the topic. He came not to share, but to show off.

    October 9, 2013

    • Grigoriy B.

      From my point of view it's much better than other extreme. I've been to few talks that could be prescribed to treat sleeping disorder.

      1 · October 10, 2013

  • Ray M.

    Excellent presentation Venkat. Thank you for taking the time to share your knowledge of Java 8.

    1 · October 10, 2013

  • Paul L.

    Great Job Venkat! Very informative and a great job keeping things focused and fun.

    2 · October 10, 2013

  • Harlin S.

    Enjoyed the meetup very much! Venkat did a great job with his presentation and I learned a lot! What more could I ask for?

    1 · October 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Venkat - Thank you! I enjoyed your presentation and the content. Talking about programming can be boring, so your extra effort to make it entertaining is very welcomed!

    1 · October 10, 2013

  • Robert C.

    Venkat was great, as usual.

    1 · October 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Awesome speaker. Venkat is great.

    1 · October 9, 2013

  • Roger B.

    Where is the best place to park for this event at 1451 Larimer Street, 3rd Floor , Denver, CO


    1 · October 8, 2013

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