Devoxx UK 2016 Wrap Up

Well thank you Manchester Java Community for the Devoxx tickets, it was an excellent conference! I’ve just got back home after two activity packed days at the Business Design Centre, London which played host to the Devoxx UK Conference.

I thoroughly enjoyed the conference, there was a very good mix of speakers and and technical talks at the conference and the atmosphere was great, my favorite type of conference.

I can not possibly do the 21 sessions that I attended over the 2 days justice but will attempt to provide a summary of my thoughts for each one. There is no doubt from the list of todo’s I have following the conference and asterisks next to things in my notes I will be writing more blog posts on individual subjects in the very near future.

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Using the Builder Pattern in Jackson

Using a builder pattern for your classes is a useful pattern when you have a large number of optional parameters. Static factories and constructors have a limitation; they do not scale very well when there a large number of optional parameters. Within this post I look at a basic builder pattern and how we can use the builder pattern with Jackson.

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