|Date||July 4, 2022 - July 8, 2022|
|Talk||Pattern Matching: Small Enhancement or Major Feature?|
Here’s your chance to share your knowledge about Java, the JVM and all its offshoots, side alleys, traps, pitfalls, amazing capabilities and history. Know a cool fact about Kotlin? Got the low down on what colour James Gosling’s car was when he invented Java? Can you explain how to use caching in Spring?
My daughter is 6 years old, and she and her classmates are currently learning about various professions. Her teacher asked the kids’ parents whether they would want to come into the classroom and explain their profession in 15 minutes or so. I really liked the idea of inspiring these bright young minds with some fun stories about software development, so I applied and prepared a lesson. Which turned out to be a lot harder than I thought it would be.
We’ve known lambdas and streams since Java 8, and they’ve made Java a more powerful language. In the next few versions of Java, even more features that originated in functional languages will be added, one of which is pattern matching. It provides an elegant way to apply conditions to certain aspects of an object. We set out to investigate the possibilities that were introduced in JEP 305 (‘Pattern Matching for instanceof’) and how the pattern matching roadmap will make Java an even more powerful language.
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Hanno Embregts is an IT Consultant at Info Support (the Netherlands). He has extensive experience with both front- and back-end development, with a special interest in automating the software development process to the fullest.