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meeting #57 with Venkat Subramaniam on java 8 (2 presentations)

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Meeting #57 with rock star speaker Venkat Subramaniam

Part 1 - Java 8 Programming Idioms

A number of developers and organizations are beginning to make use of Java 8. With anything that's new, we often learn it the hard way.

By stepping back and taking a look at programming style as idioms, we can quickly gravitate towards better coding style and also avoid some common traps that we often get drawn towards.

Part 2 - A Few Hidden Treasures in Java 8

Sure, Java 8 has lambdas and streams. However, the JDK has gone through significant makeover to make good use of lambdas and streams. Furthermore, some of the new functional interfaces have far more than abstract methods.

In this presentation we will look beyond lambdas and streams, we will take a look at some of the fun filled, useful members of the JDK that will help us make better use of lambdas and streams.

About the speaker

Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., creator of agilelearner.com (https://www.agilelearner.com/), and an instructional professor 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 sustainable agile practices on their software projects.

Venkat is a (co)author of multiple technical books, including the 2007 Jolt Productivity award winning book Practices of an Agile Developer. You can find a list of his books atagiledeveloper.com (http://agiledeveloper.com/). You can reach him by email at [masked] or on twitter at @venkat_s (https://twitter.com/venkat_s).

Agenda

18:30 - 19:00 reception

19:00 - 19:50 part 1

19:50 - 20:00 break

20:00 - 21:00 part 2

21:00: Q&A

Event sponsored by ISDC, a member of the Endava Group