vJUG24 Session: Polishing the Diamond: Core Library Improvements in Java 9


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 in action. In this session you will learn about Streams, Collectors, Optional and CompletableFuture.

Speaker: Richard Warburton

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, Compiler and Networking. 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, DevoxxUK, Geecon, JAX London and Codemotion. He has obtained a PhD in Computer Science from The University of Warwick. Find him on twitter @RichardWarburto.

Speaker: Raoul-Gabriel Urma

Raoul-Gabriel Urma is CEO and co-founder of Cambridge Spark, a leading learning community for data scientists and developers in UK. In addition, he is also Chairman and co-founder of Cambridge Coding Academy, a growing community of young coders and pre-university students. Raoul is author of the bestselling programming book “Java 8 in Action” which sold over 20,000 copies globally. Raoul completed a PhD in Computer Science at the University of Cambridge. In addition, he holds a MEng in Computer Science from Imperial College London and graduated with first class honours having won several prizes for technical innovation. Raoul has delivered over 100 technical talks at international conferences. He has worked for Google, eBay, Oracle, and Goldman Sachs. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

See more from Richard Warburton and Raoul-Garbiel Urma at http://iteratrlearning.com