Central Iowa Software Symposium

August 3 - 4, 2018

Special Topics In Java

Friday - Aug 3 8:45 AM - WOODBURY

Kenneth Kousen

Kenneth Kousen

President, Kousen IT, Inc.

This talk will focus on interesting features of Java 8 that go beyond the basics. Topics will include:

  • the map, filter, and flatMap methods
  • simple reductions
  • extracting and combining streams
  • using Optional as intended
  • grouping and partitioning
  • downstream collectors
  • the java.time package
  • generics in detail

Sample code will be provided to illustrate all the techniques, along with tests and a build file.

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About Kenneth Kousen

Ken Kousen is a Java Champion, Oracle Groundbreaker Ambassador, and a Grails Rock Star. He is the author of the O'Reilly books “Modern Java Recipes” and “Gradle Recipes for Android” and the Manning book “Making Java Groovy”. He also has recorded over a dozen video courses for the O'Reilly Learning Platform, covering topics related to Android, Spring, Java, Groovy, Grails, and Gradle.

In 2013, 2016, and 2017 he won a JavaOne Rockstar award. His academic background include BS degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics from M.I.T., an MA and Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from Princeton, and an MS in Computer Science from R.P.I. He is currently President of Kousen IT, Inc., based in Connecticut.