Java now supports imperative, object-oriented, and functional styles of programming. Our real enemy when creating applications is not the object-oriented paradigm but the complexity that comes from the imperative style. Functional style is less complex, easier to maintain, and easier to parallelize where appropriate. In this workshop get a practical understanding of functional programming, how to apply it to reduce complexity of your code.
Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., creator of agilelearner.com, co-founder of the devdotnext software conference, 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 email@example.com or on twitter at @venkat_s.
- The essence of functional programming
- Thinking in functional style
- Making effective use of functional libraries
- Debugging functional code
- Performance of functional code
- Make good use of functional libraries
- Know when to pick among different functions
- Design with functional style to reduce complexity
- Think functionally
- Let facts, than fear, rule to get the best performance
Programmers familiar with Java and interested in getting the most out of its functional capabilities
- Your favorite editor or IDE
- Java 8 or newer
- Git Client