2015 Jan - Freestyle Java Talk
An evening of 'Freestyle' Java talk and discussion.
In Steves absence, our friends at Connect are hosting an evening of 'Freestyle' Java talks and discussion - over to Hannah...
Weâ€™ll be introducing some of our senior members from the development team, who'll be talking about their experiences, current interests and about recent projects they've been involved with at Connect.
A full list of our speakers and subjects to be confirmed soon.
Big thank you to Ruth Mills, Lead Developer and Rhys Charlton, Technical Architect both from Connect who'll be giving a short talk on a subject of their choice.
Afterwards, there will be a Q&A session.
Drop me a line if you would like to do a short talk or require any further information about the venue or Connect.
Have a fantastic Christmas & New year!
Sponsored by Connect Media and advertising
19:00 - Scala Lightening Talk
A short introductory talk in to the world of Scala.
Sam's a student at the University of Birmingham and joined Majestic on a summer internship.
You can follow him on twitter at @tabz_3
Refreshments courtesy of the WM-JUG Partners.
20:00 - JDK 9: Big Changes To Make Java Smaller
JDK 9 is scheduled for general availablity in July 2017. The biggest new feature for this release of Java is Project Jigsaw that brings modularity to both the core JDK libraries as well as, potentially, application code.
Modularising the JDK core libraries is not just a simple matter of breaking up the rt.jar file into a number of sections. The Jigsaw module system allows for encapsulation of packages that developers do not want publicly exposed. Encapsulation of JDK internal APIs will potentially break backwards compatability for application code that uses these APIs. This session will explain the practicalities of running applications on JDK 9.
We’ll also look at how you can migrate existing applications to the new module system in a gradual and controlled way to minimise impact on users.
Simon Ritter is a 2016 Java champion and deputy CTO at Azul systems. Others may know him from the Java 8 Lamdas and Streams MOOC.
You can follow him on twitter at @speakjava
About the West Midlands Java User Group
West Midlands Java user group for Birmingham Area Java professionals, graduates, students and enthusiastic amateurs.
This is a group for Java developers to share knowledge and develop skills. We will meet once a month for presentations, lectures and discussions.
To be among the first to hear about our Java events subscribe to our event notifications or waiting list above.
Aside from our website WM-JUG.org, we can also be found on your favourite social networks. LinkedIn / Facebook / Twitter
Stackand.Co enrich the professional lives of Java / Scala software professionals - with over 20 years experience in the Irish and UK ICT market, they have helped many great people elevate their careers.
Perhaps they can do the same for you working with companies like this one?
Website: Stackand.Co / Twitter: StackanddotCo