Speaker Spotlight: Raoul-Gabriel Urma presents Pragmatic Functional Refactoring with Java 8


Spotlight on Raoul-Gabriel Urma

Language: Java
When: Saturday, October 1st - 10:00 - 11:00

Pragmatic Functional Refactoring with Java 8

You may be hearing a lot of buzz around functional programming. For example, Java 8 recently introduced new features (lambda expressions and method references) and APIs (Streams, Optional and CompletableFutures) inspired from functional ideas such as first-class functions, composition and immutability. However, what does this mean for your existing codebase?

In this talk, Raoul will show how you can refactor your traditional object-oriented Java to using FP features and APIs from Java 8 in a beneficial manner. He will discuss things like:

  • How to adapt to requirement changes using first-class functions.
  • How you can enhance code reusability using currying.
  • How you can make your code more robust by favouring immutability over mutability.
  • How you can reduce null pointer exceptions with Optional.
About Raoul:

Raoul-Gabriel Urma is CEO and Co-Founder of Cambridge Coding Academy. He is also author of the bestselling programming book “Java 8 in Action” which sold over 15,000 copies globally. Raoul completed a PhD in Computer Science at the University of Cambridge. In addition, he holds a MEng in Computer Science from Imperial College London and graduated with first class honours having won several prizes for technical innovation. Raoul has delivered over 60 technical talks at international conferences. He has worked for Google, eBay, Oracle, and Goldman Sachs. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Follow Raoul at @raoulUK

About Lambda World:

Lambda World takes place September 30th - October 1st, in Cadiz, Spain and is hosted by 47 Degrees in conjunction with the Scala and Java communities of Spain. The event is located at the Palacio de Congresos, an old tobacco factory near the beach. You can find more details at Lambda.world.



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