Venkat Subramaniam

Venkat Subramaniam


Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., 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 agile practices on their software projects.

Venkat is a (co)author of multiple books, including the 2007 Jolt Productivity award winning book Practices of an Agile Developer. His latest book is Functional Programming in Java: Harnessing the Power of Java 8 Lambda Expressions. You can reach him by email at venkats at agiledeveloper dot com or on twitter at @venkat_s.

Micronaut: The New Wiz on the Block
As we head into the third decade of the 21st century, the demands on applications are vastly different than the past. We need speed, performance, efficiency, smaller footprint, and at the same time, ease of development. Micronaut is a new library that has been designed from the scratch to provide just that. In this presentation we'll learn about Micronaut, what it is useful for, and how to quickly build RESTful services and applications with it.
Developing Micronaut Applications with Kotlin
If you’re developing with Kotlin or getting started with the language, come to this talk to find out how to program your Micronaut application with Kotlin. Kotlin brings a variety of interesting features for fluency, type safety, and asynchronous programming. Learn how to leverage those capacities of the language in the context of Micronaut.
Kotlin jumpstart with Venkat and Josh, part 1
A two hour, live-coded, presentation on getting you on the road to Kotlin with Josh Long and Venkat S!
Kotlin jumpstart with Venkat and Josh, part 2
A two hour, live-coded, presentation on getting you on the road to Kotlin with Josh Long and Venkat S!
Applying Design Patterns
Learning about design patterns is not really hard. Using design patterns is also not that hard. But, using the right design pattern for the right problem is not that easy. If instead of looking for a pattern to use if we decide to look for the design force behind a problem it may lead to better solutions. Furthermore, with most mainstream languages supporting lambda expressions and functional style, the patterns appear in so many more elegant ways as well. In this workshop we will start with a quick introduction of a few patterns. Then we will work with multiple examples—take a problem, delve into the design, and as we solve it, see what patterns emerge in the design. The objective of this workshop is to get a hands on experience to prudently identify and use patterns that help create extensible code.
Mixed Paradigm: the method to madness
Language Paradigms are intriguing, some languages are pure and enforce a particular paradigm, and yet some languages are hybrid. A single paradigm language is consistent, easier to use, and often favored by the proponents of the promoted paradigm. Hybrid languages often appear confusing, seem harder to use, and yet there are so many of them. From the programming point of view should we stick to one paradigm or should we dabble into the mixed paradigm arena? It turns out, that is not an easy question.