Welcome to the 2nd Devoxx UK Newsletter! In this issue we have more speakers, our tracks, a sneak preview on content, information about how to register, a highlight of the Java SE track from the programme committee, and more!

Welcome to Devoxx UK 2013 Newsletter 2!

Devoxx UK 2013 is off with a hiss and a roar! Don't forget to organise the two days off on the 26th and 27th of March to join the London Java Community and the merry Knights of Devoxx UK at the Business Design Center in London, UK.

In this edition of the Newsletter we bring you more speakers, a view of the 8 tracks that we're running and a teaser of some of the content you'll get to enjoy. Oh, did we mention Nao Robot demos or Raspberry Pi hands on labs with Java 8 - led by the guy who is the Java ambassador who roams around the world hacking Java on his motorbike?

Registrations are Open!

As we've always said, this conference is by developers for developers and so we're pleased to announce a developer friendly price for the two days of: £350 + VAT

Yep, that's right, two days of the world-class Devoxx experience for only £350!!

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Register today to make sure you get in to see all of the wonderful speakers and content on offer!

Even More Awesome Speakers!

In newsletter one we highlighted some of the industry's luminaries that were coming to present at Devoxx UK. The good news is that we now have even more!
  1. Ben Evans (jClarity) - LJC leader and JCP Executive Committee member
  2. Charles Oliver Nutter (Red Hat) - Inventor of JRuby
  3. Gemma Silvers (Playfish) - Makes games for millions of users and an Enterprise CMS guru
  4. James Ward (Typesafe) - Expert on modern JVM languages and cloud deployment
  5. Kirk Pepperdine - Performance Tuning guru

See the full list of confirmed speakers for the initial list of who you can't miss out on seeing.

The Tracks

You may have been wondering what juicy topics we're covering at Devoxx UK, well here's a list of the tracks that we're running.
  1. Java SE - For you core Java fans --> concurrency, JVM, performance tuning
  2. Java EE - For the enterprise folks --> Java EE 7, WebSockets, JSON, Spring
  3. Languages on the JVM - Polyglot Programming --> Groovy, Scala, Clojure and many more!
  4. Mobile - Making sense of 1000's of devices --> Android, Java ME and iOS..
  5. Architecture, Cloud and Security - 2013, year of JVM in the cloud --> Identity, Scaling, PAAS/SAAS/IAAS
  6. Web and Big Data - Connecting to the world today --> HTML5, JS, NOSQL, Data Grids and the like
  7. Methodology - How to do better than your PHB --> Beyond Agile.....
  8. The Future - Gaze into the crystal ball --> Robots, Embedded Devices, Space travel, Terminators?!

As you can see there's a whole world out there that Java and the JVM connects with - so come along, be inspired and find out where the latest trends technology and software development are taking you next...

Content - A Sneak Preview

Many of you want to know "What am I going to see, do I get to code?". Devoxx UK will consist of presentations, Birds of a Feather sessions (BOFs), Lightning talks (aka Quckies) and of course some Hands on Labs (HOLs). Here's a sneak preview of what's already coming:
  1. Hands on Lab - OpenJDK Hacking, hack on Java itself!
  2. Presentation - Modern Cryptography
  3. Hands on Lab - Hacking Raspberry Pi with Java 8 and JavaFX
  4. Presentation(s) - Java 8 and Lambdas / Functional Programming in Java 8 / Java 8 Collections
  5. Quickie - JVM Languages WAT!
  6. Presentation - 7 Deadly Sins...
  7. Presentation - How we process more than Twitter's peak traffic - daily
The programme committee is hard at work firming up the schedule - we'll start posting the schedule soon!

Call For Papers (CFP) Closing Soon!

So you might be thinking to yourself "I've got some awesome content to offer, where do I sign up?", well the CFP is only open for a few more weeks...

CFP closes January 31, 2013

Please note, we've been inundated with a large number of high quality talks so get yours in immediately to be counted in the mix!

Java SE Track @ Devoxx UK

Java 8 is shaping up to be the most compelling evolution of the Java SE platform since Java 5.  The introduction of lambdas provides a significant headline, but there’s a lot more under the hood than just that.  Default methods in interfaces presents a change to the way that libraries can be designed and altered in Java.  Method references offer people a way to easily pass around code as data and reuse it.  Huge changes to the standard library, especially collections, have been implemented in order to keep pace with this change.

The change is deeper than that, its not just box ticking exercise, but a fundamental change to the way that people program that is happening.  Previously Java has been an object oriented language but the rise of multicore programming has forced a more functional style to be added to its dialect.  This isn’t there to replace traditional Java programming: its a complementary technique that shores up the weaknesses that have been exposed over nearly 20 years of use.

There are several other significant changes in the platform.  The introduction of a new date and time library addresses a longstanding complaint of programmers.  JSR 308 allows annotations to be placed in a wider variety of locations and consequently more sophisticated type checkers can be written.  In 2013 Java stops stagnating and its time to be excited again.



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