Sebastian Daschner

Lead Developer Advocate, IBM

Sebastian is a Java Developer Advocate at IBM, a consultant, author, and trainer. He is the author of the book ‘Architecting Modern Java EE Applications’. Sebastian is participating in open source standardization processes such as the JCP or the Eclipse Foundation, helping forming the future standards of Enterprise Java, and collaborating on various open source projects. For his contributions in the Java community and ecosystem he was recognized as a Java Champion, Oracle Developer Champion, and JavaOne Rockstar.

Besides Java, Sebastian is a heavy user of cloud native technologies and anything related to enterprise software. He evangelizes computer science practices on https://blog.sebastian-daschner.com, his newsletter, and on Twitter via @DaschnerS. Sebastian kickstarted the JOnsen and jSpirit unconferences that connect Java developers throughout the globe. When not working with technology, he also loves coffee and to travel the world.

 

Talks on Wurreka:

Most developers continue doing their job as they always have. However, once in a while it makes sense to look and reflect whether we're doing things in the most effective way. This workshop shows 20 tips to Java developers on how to maximize their efficiency. We'll have a look how to improve our IDE usage, command line experience, and automation. We see which technology enables us to developer with efficiency, and how to keep feedback loops short. Altogether, all the points cover the topic of how to become a better developer.

Key takeaways

  • Spend your time on the keyboard
  • Leverage your IDE's power
  • There's an IDE shortcut for that
  • Live templates
  • Use the commandline
  • Shell aliases
  • Shell shortcuts
  • Shell scripting
  • Use VIM's way of typing
  • Editor live templates
  • Hot reload mechanisms
  • Keeping turnaround cycles short
  • Embrace fast feedback test scenarios
  • Use Continuous Delivery
  • Everything as code
  • Manage distractions
  • Read the documentation
  • Write documentation
  • Take a step back and reflect
  • Keep learning (especially now)

When working as a software developer, as well as in any other job, it’s important to be productive and to get things done. You want to focus on what adds value, increase your development speed, and cut out as many of the cumbersome, boring and repetitive tasks as possible.

This session shows seven principles how to accomplish the goal of being more effective and efficient as a Java developer. These principles include technical as well as self-organizational aspects. We’ll see how to implement them, especially how we can get the most out of our tools, why the invention of the mouse was a setback in productivity, and which mindsets to follow. This talk is not limited to specific tools or technologies yet it’ll provide examples and experiences, and it is brought to you by a German — from the country of efficiency.

How many design patterns and principles can you name as developer? Are they important? Should we not rather focus on delivering features, as long as it works?

It's a non-trivial balance between reasonably designing our systems, with well-laid-out structures that communicate the intentions, or over-engineering them. This workshop shows which design principles effective developers should know about, why they should care, and most importantly, how to productively approach design and architecture. We'll have a look at the SOLID principles, will see why the chosen design is more important than the actual technology choices, what's behind crafting maintainable test code, and what to know about Domain-Driven Design. All of that with the goal of keeping a high velocity and creating beautifully crafted code.

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