Java was once a language that dragged along and evolved at snails’ pace. Thankfully, that’s no longer the case. The recently years have seen accelerated development of both language features and JDK improvements. In this presentation we will dive into some of the recent changes of Java that are both fun and powerful to use and discuss where the language is heading in the near future.
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.