Collections are a staple in any programming language: the need to collect, sort, or iterate over values is needed by nearly all developers. The Java language introduced the Collections framework long ago. It has plenty to offer, but many find it lacking: the number of collection libraries as active open source projects demonstrates the need for something else. This session does a holistic comparison of the most-common collections (pun intended!) frameworks, what they have to offer, and what you should consider for your next project. It also shows common programmer use cases; how each library handles them; and the impact on memory, processing power, and ease of use/coding. Come and let us help you choose the right bag for your tricks!
Donald Raab works in the Application Platform and Services team at BNY Mellon in the Jersey City Innovation Center. Donald is a member of the Java Specification Request (JSR) 335 Expert Group and has presented at JavaOne, Devoxx US, EclipseCon, GIDS and the JVM Language Summit. He created the Eclipse Collections Java library which was originally open sourced as GS Collections in 2012 and migrated to the Eclipse Foundation in 2015.
Nikhil Nanivadekar is a Vice President in Private Wealth Management in the Technology division of Goldman Sachs. Nikhil is the project lead and committer for Eclipse Collections and has presented at JavaOne, DevoxxUS and Java User Group meetups. He is passionate about robotics has conducted robotics workshops at JCrete4Kids, JavaOne4Kids and Devoxx4Kids. Nikhil graduated in 2012 from University of Utah with a Masters in Mechanical Engineering with specialization in Robotics and Controls. Nikhil was inducted in the Oracle Developer Champions program in 2017.