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ADVANCED JAVA 8 with Richard Warburton

The masterclass for Java Developers

JAVA DAY: Advanced Java 8 with Richard Warburton

This one day masterclass is designed for java developers and because it looks at more advanced Java 8 material, the attendees should know at least the basics of Java 8 in order for them to get the best experience.

Java 8 is the latest release for Java that contains new features, enhancements and bug fixes to improve efficiency to develop and run Java programs.

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Main topics

Date & Time in Java 8

  • The problem with existing date and time libraries
  • The core classes: LocalDate/LocalTime
  • Common API Patterns
  • Timezones

The Optional data type

  • The problem with null
  • How Optional improves upon null
  • How to use Optional in your code

Default and static methods on interfaces

  • Motivation for default methods
  • Static methods in interface
  • Useful default methods
  • Patterns for default methods
  • Resolution rules

Enhanced Design with Lambdas

  • Execute around: resource handling
  • Deferred execution: Logging
  • Design patterns

Data Parallelism

  • Why is this important?
  • Parallelising your streams
  • Parallel Gotchas
  • Decomposition performance

Testing and Debugging Lambdas

  • Unit testing lambda expressions
  • Debugging with laziness
  • Stack traces


  • Synchronous vs. Asynchronous
  • Refactoring Futures
  • Common patterns with CompletableFutures


May 25, 2017   |    Ramada Iasi City Center


08:45 – 09:20  Registration & Welcome coffee
09:30 – 11:00  Part I
11:00 – 11:30  Coffee break
11:30 – 13:00  Part II
13:00 – 14:00  Business lunch
14:00 – 15:30  Part III
15:30 – 16:00  Coffee break
16:00 – 17:30  Part IV
17:30 – 18:00  Closing remarks

Special guest: Richard Warburton

Richard is an empirical technologist and solver of deep-dive technical problems and works independently as a Software Engineer and Trainer.

He has written the book on Java 8 Lambdas for O’Reilly and helps developers learn via and He’s worked as a developer in diverse areas including Low Latency Trading Systems, Statistical Analytics, Static Analysis, Compilers and Network Protocols.

He is a leader in the London Java Community. Richard is also a well known conference speaker, having talked at Devoxx, Javazone, QCon SF, JavaOne, JFokus, Devoxx UK, Geecon, Oredev, JAX London, JEEConf, Codemotion Rome, JProfessionals and Voxxed Days Luxembourg. He obtained a PhD in Computer Science from The University of Warwick.


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