Presentation: "Project Lambda in Java 8"

Time: Thursday 17:20 - 18:10

Location: Seacliff CD

Java SE 8 will include major enhancements to the Java Programming Language and its core libraries.  This suite of new features, known as Project Lambda in the OpenJDK community, includes lambda expressions, default methods, and parallel collections (and much more!).  The result will be a next-generation Java programming experience with more flexibility and better abstractions.   This talk will introduce the new Java features and offer a behind-the-scenes view of how they evolved and why they work the way that they do.

Dan Smith, Java Designer and Compiler Developer, Oracle

 Dan  Smith

Daniel Smith is a Java language designer and compiler developer at Oracle. He currently leads the specification efforts for JSR 335: Lambda Expressions for the Java Programming Language. He received a PhD in Computer Science from Rice University, doing research on type inference in object-oriented languages. He previously worked at LogicBlox, developing a database query language grounded in logic programming.