In Java 8 functional style programming was introduced in Java. Although many are still working Java 8, new releases 9,10 and 11 extended this with some nice new features. For many people it is hard to grasp the idea of functional style programming after so many years of purely working in the imperative OOP style. The opportunities Java gives us out of the box are massive, but with great power comes great responsibility.
Brian is a Software Engineer and Developer Champions at Blue4IT working consultancy based on all sorts of Java projects for the Top-100 companies in the Netherlands. He is passionate about Java, (Pure) Functional Programming and Cybersecurity. He is a regular conference speaker on events like JFall, JBCNConf, Oracle Code, Devoxx, JavaZone, JFokus and JavaOne. Besides being an engineer he is a Reservist at the Royal Netherlands Air Force and a Taekwondo Master.