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Go Go Java Developer

by | Feb 25, 2022 | Voxxed Days Bucharest 2022

Piotr Przybyl is a notorious engineer at work and after hours, tracing meanders of the art of software engineering. Software Gardener, mostly working in web-oriented Java gardens. Programming usually in Java (since 1.3) and Scala. Fan of agility, seen mostly as choosing the right tools and approaches after asking the right questions. Lead developer, trainer and conference speaker. In his talks, Piotr covers not only hardcore Java but also software architecture, computer security, and soft-skills.

“You can never understand one language until you understand at least two.” – Geoffrey Willans

For years I’ve been developing mostly in JVM languages. Sometimes in other C-derived languages, which was both cool and easy.

A few months ago (due to a career shift) I had to learn Go rapidly. While technically Go has keywords looking similar to C, many things are simply different and even unheard of in C-based OOP languages. Learning Go is a great journey and the best are these AH-HA moments, when doing things in Go I suddenly understood Java better.

Sure, during a single talk I won’t teach you Go. Thing is: I don’t event want to, as all I want is to show you some concepts in Go which can help you (just as they helped me) become better Java developer and understand why we need projects Valhalla and Panama. It’s about leaving our comfort zone to get… more comfort.