|Location||Ede, The Netherlands|
|Date||November 4, 2021|
|Talk||11 Crazy Things I Didn't Know You Could Do With Java Until I Got My Java 11 Certification|
|Date||December 7, 2021 - December 9, 2021|
|Talk||Pattern Matching: Small Enhancement or Major Feature?|
|Location||Utrecht, The Netherlands|
|Date||To be announced|
|Talk||What "Stairway to Heaven" Can Teach Us About Software Development|
Posted on 23 May 2020 by Hanno Embregts
Today is Java’s 25th birthday! On the 23rd of May 1995 the language was introduced at the SunWorld conference, in a time where desktop applications reigned supreme and the internet was still in its infancy.
I was interviewed by Peter Kofler on ethics in software development. He asked me some questions and I answered them as follows. A bit of it is about politics, another bit is about religion, but it is mainly about being a responsible software developer. So this time I mixed my personal and professional opinions. Still, I hope it makes for an interesting read!
Software developers are not particularly keen on maintaining build scripts. Sure, they will do their part in making things work and they’ll even have a go at optimizing the most necessary parts. But they prefer to spend their time writing production code using a ‘real language’, because they feel it better supports their desire for maintainability, flexibility and elegance. That old project that’s been gathering dust for ages and relies on thousands lines of Ant code is a case in point.
hanno.codes is the personal website of Hanno Embregts.
Hanno Embregts is a Java Developer, Speaker and Teacher at Info Support (the Netherlands). He has over 14 years of experience with both front- and back-end development, with a special interest in automating the software development process to the fullest.