My local Java User’s Group is getting off to a great start in 2019. As was mentioned on twitter, we had Chicago JUG’s own Mary Grygleski in January, I’ll be speaking in March, and shortly thereafter we’ll have my colleage Santiago Pericas-Geertsen in April.

My talk is chance to see what I’ll be presenting as a keynote at JavaLand this year. You can read more about it at the following places:

But briefly, my talk draws from my 25 years of professional programming experience, spanning many languages, operating systems, and platforms, to survey what it takes to make a programming language platform successful in terms of widespread use. I’ll look at Java, Python, Node, Go, and Swift and evaluate the ingredients that brought each one its own form of success. Finally, I’ll draw some lessons that apply to anyone trying to grow their computing platform, because, at some level, we are all in the platform business.

Thursday 7 March 2019

6pm - 8pm

Starter Studio Orlando

101 South Garland Avenue Suite 108, Orlando, FL

I’ll have some copies of Secrets of the Rockstar Programmers on hand for sale for USD $15 each.

Coming In April: Project Helidon

My colleague, and former JAX-RS spec lead, Santiago Pericas-Geertsen will be presenting the new and exciting Oracle Project Helidon. Helidon is a Microprofile friendly Java powered collection of cohesive libraries for writing software for the microservices style. You may also know Santiago as the man behind the innovative Oracle Project Avatar.

Santiago’s talk will be at the same place as my 7 March talk.