We ran a poll (https://www.meetup.com/ManchesterUK-Java-Community/polls/1249674/)to decide the talk we would like Andres to present for us. The community has spoken and the clear winner with 57% of the vote was:
Java libraries you can't afford to miss
The Java language has passed its 20th anniversary, and with it comes an incredible range of tools libraries to choose from; sometimes there are actually too many choices for the same task. This presentation covers those libraries that have risen to the top, having proved themselves to be worthy of a place in every developer’s toolbox, for both production and testing code. It also discusses some fairly new libraries that are bound to make a big impact in the ecosystem.
Andres will be speaking remotely for this event. This is a first for the MJC and opens up many possibilities for future speakers.
Andres Almiray (http://andresalmiray.com) is a Java/Groovy developer and a Java Champion with more than 17 years of experience in software design and development. He has been involved in web and desktop application development since the early days of Java. He is a true believer in open source and has participated on popular projects like Groovy, Griffon, and DbUnit, as well as starting his own projects (Json-lib, EZMorph, GraphicsBuilder, JideBuilder). He is a founding member of the Griffon framework and Hackergarten community event.
6.30pm - 7.00pm : Doors open
7.00pm - 7.15pm : Intro
7.15pm - 8.15pm : Main talk
8.15pm - 9.00pm : Networking
Food & drink will be provided.