This is for all the Java heads. Richard Warburton will be in Belfast at the end of February delivering his Reactive and Asynchronous Java course (excuse the shameless plug) and he has kindly offered to speak at Bash on all things Java 9.

What Richard doesn’t mention in his very modest bio is that he is also a Java Champion and has extensive experience in building high performance / low latency systems, including on the Aeron project. He knows his stuff.

We’re going to keep the numbers reasonably tight for this event - we’re keen for an informal evening, plenty of opportunity to engage and ask questions. Food and drink will be provided, on the house as usual.

Talk Synopsis

The Java Core Libraries are mature, well-understood and loved, but don’t you always run into corner cases where they don’t work so well? In this talk, which is entirely live-coded, you will learn key updates and improvements that you’ll get to enjoy in the next exciting version of Java: Java 9. You will also get to see the new REPL – JShell in action as an educational tool. In this session you will learn about:

  • Collection factories
  • Improvements to Streams and Collectors
  • Improvements to Optional Data Type

If you’ve already heard a lot about project Jigsaw and want to know about what other Java 9 updates will rock your world!

More about Richard

Richard is an empirical technologist and solver of deep-dive technical problems. Recently he has written a book on Java 8 Lambdas for O’Reilly. He’s worked as a developer in many areas including Statistical Analytics, Static Analysis, Compilers and Network Protocols. He is a leader in the London Java Community and runs Openjdk Hackdays. Richard is also a known conference speaker, having talked at JavaOne, Devoxx, JFokus, Devoxx UK, Geecon, JAX London and Codemotion. He has obtained a PhD in Computer Science from The University of Warwick.

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