Java 8 is bringing a number of new features, the most well publicized being Lambda Expressions. However, there are a number of other features coming in Java 8 that will make life as a Java developer easier as well -- interfaces with method bodies and a new Time API based on the Joda Time open source library. This talk will cover how to get the most out of these new features and the new opportunities they offer.
Jim Bethancourt has been a software developer for over 8 years and has been the President of the Houston Java Users Group for 6 years. He is also SCJP 5 and SCEA 5 Certified and has spoken at the JavaOne and Houston TechFest conferences and at HJUG meetings.
RSVP by going to http://hjug02272013.eventbrite.com We will need an accurate head count in order to know how much pizza to order.
Meeting Location: PROS
Houston, TX 77002
Park across the street in the parking garage on Elgin on the 7th or 8th floor, taking a parking receipt as you enter the parking garage. Parking is free after 7:00 PM, so you won't have to pay as you exit. Take the elevator to the 3rd floor of the parking garage and walk across the sky bridge. The HJUG meeting will be on the 2nd floor on the left just before you reach the elevator bank.
Meeting Sponsor: Whitaker IT
Sponsor Website: http://www.whitakerit.com
Since 1993 Whitaker IT is a National IT staffing firm that specializes in providing project support, staff augmentation and direct hire services for today's highest-demand IT markets - ERP, CRM, Custom Applications and Infrastructure - and Healthcare IT.
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About our venue sponsor: PROS
We aren’t your run-of-the-mill software company. We’re true to our word. When we say your success is our number one priority, we mean it. We’ll work side-by-side with you to deliver on every promise every time. At PROS, we don’t just see ourselves building software. We see ourselves as building blocks in our customers’ success stories.
Our Core Values:
- Ownership – We take responsibility.
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- Pride – We accept only the best.
- Trust – We can be counted on.
- Integrity – We do what’s right.
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- Customer Centricity – We put our customers first.
Door Prizes and Giveaways! - must RSVP on Eventbrite to win
- JetBrains has donated one IntelliJ license to be raffled off at this month's HJUG meeting if we have 30 attendees, two if we have 50 or more
- Hello2Morrow has donated a SonarGraph Personal license to be raffled off at this month's HJUG meeting
- ZeroTurnaround has donated a license of JavaRebel to be raffled off this month
- Headway Software has donated a license of Structure101 and a license of Restructure101
Meeting sponsored by Structure101 for Tangle free software.