Kotlin For Java Developers

Java Metroplex User Group (JavaMUG)
Java Metroplex User Group (JavaMUG)
Public group
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Wednesday, December 11, 2019
2:00 PM

Every 2nd Wednesday of the month

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Find us at: javamug.org ( http://www.javamug.org )

Please note this is at the new Improving location. Please give yourselves time to find somewhere new if you have not been here yet (see additional instructions below).


6:30 PM - 7:00 PM Pizza

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Meeting

Kotlin for Java Developers

Kotlin has been catching on lately as an alternative to Java because of its null safety guarantees, type inference, cross-platform support, and ease of use with Android and Spring. Not to mention the fact that it is fully interoperable with Java. Is this something you and your team should considering spending time to learn? Come to this session for an overview of Kotlin intended for Java developers. We will go over the major language features, syntax, and the Kotlin ecosystem so you'll know enough to make your own decisions by the end. You will come away from this session with enough knowledge to decide if this is something you and your team should consider adopting.

Complete Abstract (https://www.javamug.org/meeting/222)

Presenter: Todd Ginsberg
Todd Ginsberg is a Principal Software Developer at Netspend, a payments company in Austin, TX where he is responsible for prototypes, experiments, and proofs of concept. Todd has been writing in Java since 1995, Kotlin since 2016, and is a board member of the Chicago Java User Group. Todd lives in Dallas, TX with his wife and two dogs. When not programming, he enjoys reading, walking/hiking, and doughnuts.

Complete Bio (https://www.javamug.org/speaker/154)

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Kristin Hughes ([masked])

Improving moved to 5445 Legacy Dr. in Plano. This is the Northwest corner of Legacy and Hedgcoxe. It doesn't have great signage right now so here is a picture of the south side of the building (the side facing Legacy) where you should park and enter.

A couple of things:

• Doors will be locked after 6:00 PM but we will be monitoring the south doors until the meeting starts at 7:00 PM.

• After that or if you can't get in before then and no one is watching text (469)[masked].

• There is parking on the north side of the building too.

Hope to see everyone there.