Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., creator of agilelearner.com, and an instructional professor at the University of Houston. He has trained and mentored thousands of software developers in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia, and is a regularly-invited speaker at several international conferences. Venkat helps his clients effectively apply and succeed with sustainable agile practices on their software projects. Venkat is a (co)author of multiple technical books, including the 2007 Jolt Productivity award winning book Practices of an Agile Developer. You can find a list of his books at agiledeveloper.com.
Java is evolving at a rapid pace. While Java 8 introduced the most significant change to the JDK and the language, each release of Java since then has added some distinctive features both to the core language and the JDK. In this session we will dive into the significant changes to Java from Java 9 to the latest version. We will take an example oriented approach to look into the features, discuss the pros and cons of using them.
One of the most intriguing classes in the JDK is the Collectors utility class, with a collection of some highly powerful functions that are useful during the reduce operation of streams. The functions that are in this class have so much to offer and yet, due to their complex nature, often are not used as much as they should be. Using well defined live coded examples, we will take up several common programming problems. Discuss them quickly and drive the implementation of these using the Collectors methods. By the end of this presentation you will know more throughly the power of Collectors and how to apply the methods in there.
Many developers aspire to become architects. Some of us serve currently as architects while the rest of us may hope to become one some day. We all have worked with architects, some good, and some that could be better. What are the traits of a good architect? What are the skills and qualities we should pick to become a very good one? Come to this presentation to learn about things that can make that journey to be a successful architect a pleasant one.
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