What do you mean, backwards compatibility?

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What do you mean, backwards compatibility?
Presented by Trisha Gee.
The Java driver for MongoDB is the most... mature... of the NoSQL database’s drivers. It was designed without some of the modern Java features we now take for granted (generics, I’m looking at you), and is the sort of API that might be much easier with the eagerly anticipated lambdas in Java 8.
Although figures are hard to come by, the existing Java driver might even be the most used of all of all the MongoDB drivers. Which leads to a tricky question: how do you create a new API that utilises modern development patterns, whilst retaining backwards compatibility for your users? These users are fundamental to the success of your business - you do not want to upset them, alienate them, break their systems or make it hard for them to migrate to the New World Order.
In this presentation Trisha will share some of the pain experienced and solutions tried along the journey of creating a new Java driver for MongoDB. You might even get a sneak peek at it long before it’s due for release.
Bio:
Trisha is a developer at 10gen (the MongoDB company). She has expertise in Java high performance systems, is passionate about enabling developer productivity, and has a wide breadth of industry experience from the 12 years she's been a professional developer. Trisha is a leader in the London Java Community, and involved in the Graduate Development Community, she believes we shouldn't all have to make the same mistakes again and again.
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