Software Engineering Meetup @ – Java 8 or Kotlin

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The January meetup of Software Engineering about Java and Kotlin will be hosted by together with Blue4IT and Flock.


18:00 - Doors open. Food & drinks provided by

19:00 - Talk #1: Why Java 8? - by Brian Vermeer

19:45 - Break

20:00 - Talk #2: Kotlin versus Java at - by Silvan van Leeuwen and Alan van Dam 20:30 - Networking and beer

Talk#1: Why Java 8? -
I, Brian Vermeer, am a Software Engineer with social skills. I truly love Java with a secret love for the pure functional paradigm of Haskell. I love to play (and work) with new technologies because in the end I believe that: "Software engineering is not just about syntax" -

Talk #2: Kotlin versus Java at - In this talk we will take some ancient (java 1.4 style) code in java and show how java 1.8 helps us clean up that code to be more robust and readable. We will try to convince you that if Java is your weapon of choice, you need to hop on the hype train and start writing a bunch of streams. Next up we will take the java examples and contrast them to the new kid on the block. We will show that Kotlin gives us the same expressive power, but more readable and in less lines of code. We will show it to be less sensitive to embarrassing bugs and we will show you how you can seamlessly move from a Java codebase to a Hybrid to a Kotlin codebase.
I, Silvan van Leeuwen <3 teamwork, building maintainable software, teaching, snowboarding, functional programming, software architecture, weight lifting, jetbrains, kotlin, scala, Haskell, sailing -

Alan van Dam, an experienced and passionate software engineer. His native languages are Java, Kotlin and Scala but likes to speak other languages as well.He's a big fan of agile development, XP practices and elegant code. Coaching and working in a dedicated team, delivering the best (valuable) software is wat he likes. -