Grzegorz Rożniecki

Grzegorz is a software engineer who enjoys learning and likes sharing his knowledge. He's also a big GNU/Linux fan and Open Source Software advocate. He has developed software in various languages, including Perl, JavaScript, Java, Python, PHP and Lisp (and experimented with few others). Currently dealing with big data at Akamai.


In English Java 8 - what could possibly go wrong?

It’s late 2016, so you probably have been using Java 8 goodies for a while: lambdas, Stream, Optional, new date API ‒ stuff which makes Java development much more pleasant. But the question is: do you know these tools well? I bet you said yes, because writing sweet Java 8 code is piece of cake ‒ you’re using efficient, parallel streams and many lambdas, so what could possibly go wrong? Let me put this straight: most probably you’re doing something wrong. In this talk I won’t actually try to prove that you don’t know what you’re doing, on the contrary ‒ I’ll try to help you be a better programmer by pointing out few mistakes you can make when writing Java 8 code (I know that because I made them all). I’ll also discuss couple common misconceptions regarding Stream and Optional and mention missing language features (also if there is a chance to see them in Java 9 or what library should you use instead). Last but not least, I’ll present you a number of lesser-known gems I found in deepest corners of JDK API, which, I hope, will make your life as a software developer a little bit easier.


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