Learn about a slew of obscure but powerful Java libraries that you just cannot do without once you know they exist. Attention usually focus on the big projects, but there are tons of great gems that solve their little problem so well. We’ll learn about more then thirty of those, that you can start using immediately!
Open source library and technology stories tend to be focused around big, famous and established projects. Enough of Spring, Akka and Hadoop: there is much more than just the big guys! The long tail treasure trove is full of hidden gems, libraries, utilities and snippets that make developers’ lives easier and provide important functionality. This talk is all about the small stuff that shaves so many hours off of development time and improves productivity by orders of magnitude.
We’ll learn how off some of the most interesting small itches that got scratched by providing tools you just can’t do without once you get to know them. We will present no less than 30 (thirty!) Java Open Source projects, providing code examples and small demos for each one of them. By no means is this intended as a comprehensive view on everything that’s in the Long Tail: our expectation is to make attendees aware of the existence, and able to locate more, of a plethora of readily available open source software, while providing a few hints about what are, in our experience, some of the best hidden gems in the “small yet beautiful” landscape.
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