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Gainesville Java User Group - Java 8 Presentation May 14 - GatorJUG

May 14 2014 6:30 pm
America/New York

Hello Software Enthusiasts!

We're having a GatorJUG meeting next week - May 14, beginning at 6:30PM at
Santa Fe College Rm S326. The topic is New Java 8 Features and Adam Davis
is the presenter.

Please RSVP at Codetown so we'll know how much pizza to order:

You can join the GatorJUG group on Codetown to bebe included in discussions
and get event reminders:

Here's some detail about the presentation:

Hello Java 8 - with Adam Davis

Java 8 is a giant step forward for the Java language. In Project Lambda, Java
gets a new closure syntax (lambda expressions), method-references, and
default and static methods on interfaces. It manages to add many of the
features of functional languages without losing the clarity and simplicity Java
developers have come to expect. In addition, many of the existing Java core
library classes have been enhanced with the new Streams API.

Aside from Project Lambda, Java 8 also gets a new Date and Time API (JSR
310), the Nashorn JavaScript engine, and removes the Permanent Generation
from the HotSpot virtual machine, among other changes.

This talk will (hopefully) help you understand what's new in Java 8 and why
you should use it.

Adam Davis makes software. He's spent many years developing in Java (since
Java 1.2) and has enjoyed using Spring and Hibernate. Lately he's been using
Groovy and Grails in addition to Java to create SaaS web applications that
help track finances for large institutions. Adam has a Masters and a Bachelors
degree in Computer Science from Georgia Tech.

Adam just published a book about Java 8 - take a peek at it online here - it's

The book is not free but you can read it free online!

As always, we hope to see you there.
Michael Levin
GatorJUG Chairman