As I mentioned last week, the Sevilla Java User Group is working towards completing the Java 8 MOOC on lambdas and streams. We're running three sessions to share knowledge between people who are doing the course.
What to look for in a Code Review
I wrote a post for the JetBrains Upsource blog about some of the things you should be looking for when you do code reviews (and some of the things you should not be looking at).
I’d love to get feedback in the comments for the post of things that you look for in code reviews.
Java 8 MOOC – Session 1 Summary
The Sevilla Java User Group is working together towards completing the Java 8 MOOC on lambdas and streams. As part of this, we're running three sessions during the course so we can, as a group, ask questions about the lectures, get help with the homework, and (if we're feeling very smart!) help people who may be struggling (or might not have watched the videos).
Interview: Trisha Gee on the Java Eco-System
While I was at QCon New York (probably my business conference this year!) I was interviewed by Ralph Winzinger for InfoQ. It felt like a short interview at the time, but we covered a lot of ground - Java 8, Java vs other JVM languages, the effectiveness of the JCP, and the future of Java.
Video and the transcript are available on InfoQ.
My Path To Evangelism
So, I get asked a lot about how I got into technical advocacy / evangelism1, so it seems like the most cost-effective way to answer this question is to write a post about it. Warning: it's a long one!