Last night was the final get-together to discuss the Java 8 MOOC. Any event hosted in August in a city that is regularly over 40°C is going to face challenges, so it was great that we had attendees from earlier sessions plus new people too.
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.
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).
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.
I think living in a beautiful city in a fantastic climate has its advantages. Not just the obvious ones, but we find people unusually keen to come and visit us on the pretence of presenting at the Sevilla Java User Group (and please, DO come and present at our JUG, we love visitors).
This week we were really lucky, we had Georges Saab and Aurelio Garcia-Ribeyro giving us an update on where Java is now and where it looks like it's going in the future.
Last night at the Sevilla JUG we officially celebrated the launch of Java 8 - yay!
Don't be fooled by the picture, people had more fun than it looks. Honest.
For anyone who missed the session, or who was there and wants access to the materials, here they are:
While I was at QCon London, I was grabbed for an interview with InfoQ. It's always a pleasure to be interviewed by Charles, I think he brings out the best in me.
You can see the video here.
At the start of the interview we refer to the first time we met, which, if you're interested, you can also watch.