Google’s AlphaGo is an extraordinary breakthrough for Artificial Intelligence. The game of 19×19 Go has 1.74×10^172 unique positions and is about a ‘googol’ times harder to calculate than chess. Experts thought it would take at least another decade before AI would be able to beat the best human players. So how did Google tackle this […]

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Join Clement Escoffier for a walk through the reactive landscape, recorded at Devoxx UK 2017. Reactive Programming, Reactive eXtensions, Reactive Streams, Reactive Systems, Reactive Manifesto, that’s a lot of “reactive” thingies. Just to make it even more confusing, “reactive” is often associated with asynchronous, scalability, RX libraries, back pressure, streams, observables, futures, promises, spreadsheets and […]

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In his session at Devoxx UK 2017, Michał Płachta gives us a A Pragmatist’s Guide to Functional Geekery. Basic functional concepts like immutable data, second-order functions, lambdas and function composition can already be found in the modern programmer’s toolkit. During this talk you will learn about more advanced functional concepts and how they can solve real problems. I […]

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Information Security, or InfoSec as it’s often called, is an incredibly narrow field with an astounding number of preconceptions about it. Tell anyone you work in this field and immediately they start thinking of hackers in hoodies, or weird terminology being thrown around by the people even the “nerds in the basement” try to avoid. […]

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Voxxed chatted with Chris Richardson after his talk at Devoxx UK 2017. The microservice architecture structures an application as a set of loosely coupled, collaborating services. Maintaining data consistency is challenging since each service has its own database to ensure loose coupling. To make matters worse, for a variety of reasons distributed transactions using JTA […]

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Spring 5 will debut it’s support for reactive programming. It’s due to integrate an MVC-like component model adapted to support reactive processing and a new type of web endpoint, functional reactive endpoints. In this talk, we’ll look at the basics of the reactive streams initiative, the new Netty-based web runtime, functional reactive endpoints, data access, […]

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Kotlin is what Java 9 should have been if it was written from scratch. The goal of this session is to introduce audience to Kotlin programming language. The session is mostly live coding demo based on small programming problems written in Kotlin. It starts with “hello world” and continues to more complex examples ending with […]

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Bring your favorite questions about Java SE and the Java Development Kit — past, present, or future — to this open Q&A session. Mark Reinhold Mark Reinhold is Chief Architect of the Java Platform Group at Oracle. His past contributions to the platform include character-stream readers and writers, reference objects, shutdown hooks, the NIO high-performance […]

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At a time where everyone is worried about the technological singularity, the advent of machines, and the takeover of the world by the connected fridges… a complete field of computer science struggles and resists with all its forces to prevent the end of the world. This field, that absolutely needs to avoid the perfect AI […]

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Computers built with quantum technology (a quantum computer) may fundamentally change what a computer may be able to accomplish. Many problems are so complicated that even the fastest supercomputer would currently take millions of years to provide an answer. Optimising financial transactions, machine learning, creating new medicines, understand protein folding and breaking codes are just […]

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