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Java Generics Explained - Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Java Generics But Were Afraid to Ask

Posted by cwfrei on February 19, 2008 at 5:44 AM PST

Angelika Langer is happy to welcome you to the Java Generics Explained - Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Java Generics But Were Afraid to AskTutorial. This is a community event and your chance to meet one of the key Jazoon'08 Tutorial speakers.

Generic and parameterized types and method, collectively known as Java Generics, are an integral part of the Java programming language since Java 5.0. They affect almost every Java programmer because numerous of the most popular JDK classes are generic types. Many, even seasoned Java developers were taken aback by the occasional complexity of the related language features, probably because
generics unlike all other Java language features have a substantial learning curve.

In this tutorial we take a closer look at the language feature, how it is supposed to be used, and where its limitations are. The tutorial is intended as a mob programming session, which means that after an initial introduction to the language feature the audience is supposed to get involved by suggesting issues to tackle and the presenter will program coram publico as suggested. This format provides plenty of opportunities for discussions and explanations
related to generics.

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