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The first edition of "The Well-Grounded Java Developer" was published 10 years ago - back when Java 7 was the new kid in town.
In this talk, Ben Evans explores the themes that underwrote the first edition and looks back at how things have changed (and what's stayed the same) and what went into the recently published second edition. We will explore the question of what it means to be "Well-Grounded" - the skills and the curiosity that the term implies, and what that means for the modern developer.
We'll also look to the future and see what lies ahead -- what does an aspiring Java technologist need to be keeping an eye on as they seek to stay Well-Grounded in a changing world of software.
Ben Evans
Red Hat
Ben Evans is a Java Champion and Senior Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat Runtimes, where he leads the Observability project. Previously he was Lead Architect for Instrumentation at New Relic, and co-founded jClarity, a performance tools startup acquired by Microsoft. He has also worked as Chief Architect for Listed Derivatives at Deutsche Bank and as Senior Technical Instructor for Morgan Stanley. He served for 6 years on the Java Community Process Executive Committee, helping define new Java standards.
Ben is the author of seven books, including "Optimizing Java" and the new editions of “Java in a Nutshell” and his technical articles are read by thousands of developers every month. Ben is a regular speaker and educator on topics such as the Java platform, systems architecture, performance and concurrency for companies and conferences all over the world.