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Dmitry Vinnik is a Lead Software Engineer at Salesforce and has been passionate about Software Quality since the very beginning of his career. He started out as a Quality Engineer, and was able to bring test expertise into his current Software Engineering role to ensure delivery of a high quality product. Dmitry is also a Scrum Master focused on making his team more efficient and productive.
His background involves studying medicine and bioinformatics in addition to software and quality engineering.

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Back to the CompletableFuture: Concurrency in Action


Starting Java 8, the main focus of many developers was on Functional Programming in Java including Streams, Optional, and Functional Interfaces. However, there were more amazing features introduced along the way which has changed Java programming. One of such features was CompletableFuture which is continuously being improved in Java 9 (JEP 266). As Concurrency in Java is generally a complicated topic where many had a difficult time switching to ThreadLocal from regular Threads, the idea of Future and CompletableFuture which refers to asynchronous computations is even more difficult. In this talk, the speaker will attempt to make asynchronous programming using Java 8/9 more compelling by approaching the topic with clear examples and references to other languages. One example of a language heavily relying on asynchronous tasks is JavaScript. Using some of the conceptual similarities of two languages in regards to asynchronous programming, this talk will cover how Future/CompletableFuture can be used in a safe and a programmer friendly way.