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Hello, GatorJUG!

This is a reminder that we have a meeting coming up next Wednesday, May 14. The topic is "What's New in Java 8". We'll meet at 6:00 for refreshments and networking, and the presentation will start at 7. The meeting location is Santa Fe College, Building S, room 326.

Here's the announcement. Please RSVP and invite a friend if you like: http://www.codetown.us/events/java-8 

Here's the detail - 

Calling all Java lovers! Our May, 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.

Aside from Project Lambda, Java 8 also gets a new Date and Time API (JSR 310), the Nashorn JavaScript engine, and removes the Permanent Generation from the HotSpot virtual machine, among other changes.

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

The book is not free but you can read it free online!

This meeting is sponsored by Cambridge Web Design, http://www.cambridgeweb.ie ::: Working Software Developers since 2000

As always, we hope to see you there.

Michael Levin

GatorJUG Chairman

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