Our authors – Lukas Eder

Lukas Eder is Founder and CEO at Data Geekery, the company behind jOOQ, the “Minister of Bringing Sanity Back to Java / SQL” and recent Java champion (congrats Lukas!). He contributed four articles to Java Advent until now and we’re looking forward to having more of his articles:

Our authors – Alexander Turner

While counting down the days to the first post of the 2015 Java advent calendar (there are 24 days BTW :-)), you can enjoy some articles from the previous years. For example Alexander Turner is one of our very prolific authors who posted six articles over the years:

It’s that time of the year again…

Hello everyone!

We’re gearing up for an other great Java advent season. Feel free to browse the archives for 2014, 2013 and 2012. Also, make sure to subscribe by one of the following ways to make sure that you don’t miss a single post:

Finally, to help pass the time until December 1st, check out VirtualJUG:

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It’s just like your local Java User Group, but you don’t have to dress up to participate 🙂

PS: We are looking for contributors! If you’re considering writing an article for the 2015 edition, read the (short) contributing guidelines and join the author’s google group.

It’s that time of the year again…

Hello everyone!

We’re gearing up for an other great Java advent season. Feel free to browse the archives for 2013 and 2012. Also, make sure to subscribe by one of the following ways to make sure that you don’t miss a single post:

Are you considering to contribute? Check out our Java Advent Coordination Google group!

Finally, to help pass the time until December 1st, check out VirtualJUG:

It’s just like your local Java User Group, but you don’t have to dress up to participate 🙂

Devoxx UK

Devoxx UK returns to London in June and has an awesome lineup of speakers, sessions and activities to choose from.

The initial program was recently announced and has a real international feel, with speakers attending from all over the world. They’ll be joined by attendees coming from far and wide for 2 days of really cool content. A mix of established Java Rockstars and Champions are joined by up-and-coming talent to oversee a program of 80+ sessions, labs & keynote presentations.

The speaker lineup and sessions are online now.

If you want to attend you can get a 10% discount on tickets, meaning a 2 day pass costs just £315 (+VAT). Use the promo code JADV14A when booking tickets here.

Java 8 GA (General Availability)

We interrupt our scheduled lack of posts :p, with this important announcement:

Java 8 has been released!

Some of the highlights of the release in no particular order:

  • Lambda expressions and new API to make use of it (the streams API)
  • New date-time API inspired by Joda Time
  • Poject Nashorn (fast JS interpreter)
  • Interfaces with default methods
  • Compact profiles
  • Removing the permanent generation
  • Java Mission Control and Java Flight Recorder

Read / find out more:

Java Advent 2013 wrap-up

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1 (Part 1 of 3): Synopsis of articles & videos on Performance tuning, JVM, GC in Java, Mechanical Sympathy, et al 2 Using Matchers in Tests 3 Quick prototype: Using git in NetRexx 4 What Open Source is (and isn’t) and why you should use it? 5 Using Intel Performance Counters To Tune Garbage Collection 6 Run, JUnit! Run!!! 7 A conversational guide for JDK8’s lambdas – a glossary of terms
8 Mastering Java Bytecode 9 Applying ForkJoin – from optimal to fast 10 Anatomy of a Java Decompiler 11 Performance tuning – measure don’t guess 12 Project Avatar – The next Java EE Feature 13 013 Things that Will go Horribly Wrong on This Friday, Dec 13, 2013 14 Springs @Primary annotation in action
15 WebSocket and Java 16 ArrayList vs. LinkedList 17 Introduction to JUnit Theories 18 Type-safing the Observer with mutually recursive bounds 19 (Part 2 of 3): Synopsis of articles & videos on Performance tuning, JVM, GC in Java, Mechanical Sympathy, et al 20 Java, the Steam controller and me 21 Big data the ‘reactive’ way
22 Reactive cassandra… 23 Synopsis of articles and videos part 3 of 3 24 2013 Java/JVM Year in Review and a Look to the Future! AND
How (NOT TO) measure latency
25 26 27 28
29 30 31 1 2 3 4
It was my distinct honor and pleasure to have worked with quite a wonderful group of people on the last 24 days (including this one :D). They (in order of the posting date -> Mani, I will mention you only once, I hope it’s OK :P):

made Java Advent Calendar version 2013 possible. Thank you all…and see you next year!