Making Java Bearable with Guava (2015 Edition)

Track: Java
Skill Level: Beginner
Room: Ballroom B
Time Slot: Wed 3/11, 2:30 PM
Tags: java
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This 2015 presentation covers the Guava library developed by Google (
Guava provides collection extensions to the Java Collection API and, along with this, a cornucopia of time-saving
utilities that bring Java as close as possible to some of the more functional
and/or dynamic language competitors like Scala, Ruby, and Clojure. Why a brand spanking new 2015 version of this presentation? Well, there more new stuff to learn and use!

This presentation covers briefly on functions, predicates and how they interact with Java 8. It covers how to use new collection constructs that make life easier, including MultiMap, BiMaps, and MultiSets, immutable collections, handling Futures with callbacks and shutdowns, caches, and then we will dwell on tons of the newer features that came with Releases 16, 17, and 18.

Daniel Hinojosa

Daniel Hinojosa has been a self-employed developer, teacher and speaker for private business, education, and government since 1999. Daniel also actively teaches programming for the University of New Mexico Continuing Education.

Daniel is a Pomodoro Technique practitioner and is co-founder of the Albuquerque Java User’s Group in Albuquerque, New Mexico. When he’s not supporting other local Java developers, Daniel spends most of his waking hours developing in and around the Java ecosystem, encompassing multiple languages and frameworks. He is author for the upcoming book ‘Testing in Scala’ and is the latest member of the No Fluff Just Stuff tour.