Surviving as a zombie is tough… with the constant risks of sunlight, fire, and pesky mobs, doing your job of infecting the local villagers can be deadly. Fortunately, with the new JavaFX ZombieTime app, powered by the JSR 310 Date and Time API, you can rest easy. With built-in time zone and DST support you no longer have to worry about roaming around under the scorching hot sun. Accurately calculate out how long you have to infect the villagers before you decompose using Durations. And coordinate global attacks on the humans by syncing with your undead brethren on Instants. With the power of Java 8, eradicating the human race with a highly infectious virus has never been easier!
This presentation is designed to teach Java Date and Time APIs to the undead, but the living are welcome to be our “guests”. You may also learn some JavaFX in the process – that is entirely my fault. Any correlation between the characters and events in this presentation and the impending extinction of mankind is purely coincidental.
Stephen Chin is the Lead Java Community Manager at the Oracle Technology Network, author of Raspberry Pi with Java, co-author of Pro JavaFX Platform, and JavaOne Community Chair. He has keynoted numerous Java conferences around the world including JavaOne, where he is a 5-time Rock Star Award recipient. Stephen is an avid motorcyclist who has done several Pan-European evangelism tours, interviewing hackers in their natural habitat and posting the videos on http://nighthacking.com/. When he is not traveling, he enjoys teaching kids how to do embedded and robot programming together with his 13 year old daughter.