Introduction to New Features in Java 8

Computer Systems Technology Colloquium Series presents:
Introduction to New Features in Java 8
Raffi Khatchadourian

Computer Systems Technology
New York City College of Technology
Room N906
Thursday, March 26, 2015 12-1pm
Light refreshments will be served!

Java 8 is one of the largest upgrades to the popular language and framework in over a decade. This talk will detail several new key features of Java 8 that can help make programs easier to read, write, and maintain. Java 8 comes with many features, especially related to collection libraries. We will cover such new features as Lambda Expressions, the Stream API, enhanced interfaces, and more.

Dr. Raffi Khatchadourian is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Systems Technology at New York City College of Technology of the City University of New York. He received his MS and PhD degrees in Computer Science from Ohio State University and his BS degree in Computer Science from Monmouth University, NJ. Prior to joining City Tech, he was a Software Engineer at Apple, Inc., Cupertino, California, where he worked on Digital Rights Management (DRM) for iTunes, iBooks, and the App store. He also developed distributed software that tests various features of iPhones, iPads, and iPods. His research involves automated software evolution, such as refactoring and source code recommendation systems. He is focused on easing the burden associated with correctly and efficiently evolving large and complex software by providing automated tools that can be easily used by developers.

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