Java has had type inference for a while, with much significant change towards this in more recent versions. In this presentation Venkat Subramaniam takes a step back to help us understand what type inference provides, how Java does it, when we should use it, and when we should avoid it. He takes a pragmatic approach to using this feature, learn about where we can benefit and also how to avoid some of the negative effects of Java type inference.
Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., creator of agilelearner.com, co-founder of the devdotnext software conference, and an instructional professor at the University of Houston. He has trained and mentored thousands of software developers in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia, and is a regularly-invited speaker at several international conferences. Venkat helps his clients effectively apply and succeed with sustainable agile practices on their software projects. Venkat is a (co)author of multiple technical books, including the 2007 Jolt Productivity award winning book Practices of an Agile Developer. You can find a list of his books at agiledeveloper.com. You can reach him by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or on twitter at @venkat_s.