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James Governor: The upswing – How Java got its mojo back

Whether we’re talking Analytics, Big Data, Cloud, NoSQL, Continuous Integration and Deployment, Mobile computing or Minecraft, Java is at the nexus of the mass convergence of trends we’re currently seeing in tech. It’s still fashionable in Web developer circles to dismiss Java the language, but its not going anywhere, and the JVM as we know it goes from strength to strength. In this talk, James Governor looks to put the return of Java into context, with both stories, and quantitative data.

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Jamie Allen: What you need to know about Lambdas

In this JAX London 2013 Keynote, Jamie Allen discusses best practices for using Lambdas in Java and other JVM-based languages, and shows how we can make these constructs more usable in production. He also reviews concepts associated with lambdas to make sure everyone is on the same page, such as closures, higher order functions and the relationship between methods and functions and how they relate to Lambdas.

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