Conference Report: Java Day Istanbul 2018
Want to learn more about what you missed at this year's Java Day conference in Istanbul? Check out this post to catch the highlights and major speakers.
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Today, I would like to talk to you about a wonderful conference that has been held in Istanbul for several years — Java Day Istanbul. I attended the event in May of this year and followed the sessions on the subjects that were of interest to me.
In all, Java Day Istanbul was well-organized with a wide variety of topics, including JVM languages, DevOps practices and tools, and frameworks.
This one-day conference was part of an annual series, and this year, it celebrated its fourth anniversary. It took place in the Hilton Harbiye İstanbul hotel and motivated 800+ developers to attend.
The conference focused on Java, as well as languages, such as Kotlin, and practices, tools, and frameworks divided into three parallel tracks and one roundtable session.
Many experienced and well-known experts took the chance to contribute, including Venkat Subramaniam, Sébastien Blanc, Philipp Krenn, Chris Thalinger from Twitter, and many more, and the audience was extremely engaged. Here are some of the highlights:
Venkat Subramaniam explained to us what lazy evaluation is, explored some data structures and APIs that promote lazy execution, and discussed the relationship between these, scalability, and efficiency.
Sébastien Blanc told us more about Keycloak. Keycloak is an open-source Identity and Access Management solution aimed at modern applications and services. We learned how to integrate Keycloak with our Spring Boot projects from Scratch.
Philip Krenn told us about the anomaly detection of time-series data that's widely applicable in IT security and operations in machine learning context.
Chris Thalinger talked about Graal. GraalVM is an extension of the Java Virtual Machine to support more languages and execution modes. Chris mentioned that one way to improve Java performance and reduce CPU utilization is to simply generate better machine code. He also talked about the experiences of Twitter on this subject.
You can watch all the sessions of the conference from this link.
The conference was organized by JUG Istanbul (@Jug_Istanbul). The JUG Istanbul team was very attentive. I highly recommend the Java Day Istanbul conference. You should definitely give it a try and take the opportunity to attend or even speak there. Java Day Istanbul 2019 CFP is open, you can apply here: https://www.papercall.io/javadayistanbul. And, you can learn more information on their website.
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