Codetown ::: a software developer's community
Calling all Java lovers! Our March 2014 meeting is coming up. Please RSVP, spread the word and invite a friend. Join us and keep your skills sharp. Network and find new projects and people for your existing projects. We'll keep you filled in on upcoming events, too.
Here's what you have in store this month:
Hello Java 8 - with Adam Davis
Java 8 is a giant step forward for the Java language. In Project Lambda, Java gets a new closure syntax (lambda expressions), method-references, and default and static methods on interfaces. It manages to add many of the features of functional languages without losing the clarity and simplicity Java developers have come to expect. In addition, many of the existing Java core library classes have been enhanced with the new Streams API.
This talk will (hopefully) help you understand what's new in Java 8 and why you should use it.
Adam Davis makes software. He's spent many years developing in Java (since Java 1.2) and has enjoyed using Spring and Hibernate. Lately he's been using Groovy and Grails in addition to Java to create SaaS web applications that help track finances for large institutions. Adam has a Masters and a Bachelors degree in Computer Science from Georgia Tech.
Adam just published a book about Java 8 - take a peek at it online here - it's awesome: https://leanpub.com/u/adamldavis