17:30 Walk-in en buffet
18:30 A Dozen Cool Things We Can Do With Popular JVM Languages
20:00 Kotlin for Java Programmers
20:45 Open Q&A (ask the expert)
About the talks
A Dozen Cool Things We Can Do With Popular JVM Languages
Languages offer a lot more than syntax and compilers. They often have supporting libraries and special facilities that set them apart from other languages. Some languages offer special compiler support for a particular construct, like tail call optimization, for example. Others provide interesting library support or capabilities. In this presentation we will dive into 12 cool things we can do with different languages on the JVM, things that are either impossible or hard to do in Java, but are quite easy and useful to realize in other popular languages on the JVM. If mixing these languages is an option on your projects, you'll have dozen more reasons after this presentation. Languages used: Java, Scala, Groovy, Kotlin.
Kotlin for Java Programmers
There's so much you know as a Java programmer and yet there is so much more that Kotlin offers. It's a language that is built on strong foundations and, at the same time, brings along phenomenal concepts to favor low ceremony, fluency, sensible warnings, safe types, pragmatic mixture of object-oriented and functional programming, and so much more.
In this presentation, you'll start with what you already are familiar with, and dive into Kotlin, to learn about its strengths and capabilities.
About the speaker:
Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., creator of agilelearner.com, 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 sustainable agile practices on their software projects.
Venkat is a (co)author of multiple technical books, including the 2007 Jolt Productivity award-winning book Practices of an Agile Developer. You can find a list of his books at agiledeveloper.com. You can reach him by email at [masked] or on twitter at @venkat_s.