Abstract: Functional programming has gained the recognition it deserves and almost all mainstream languages now support functional style of programming. With the introduction of lambdas in Java 8, we have new tools on our hands. In this presentation, we explore this tool and how we can benefit from it. We start with an introduction to lambda and learn about imperative vs. declarative style and learn how to solve some common problems with it.
Speaker Bio: Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., 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 agile practices on their software projects. Venkat is a (co)author of multiple books, including the 2007 Jolt Productivity award winning book Practices of an Agile Developer. His latest book is Functional Programming in Java: Harnessing the Power of Java 8 Lambda Expressions. You can reach him by email at email@example.com or on twitter at @venkat_s