Vavr - Functional Java the Easy Way


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Der Vortrag findet am 15.11.2017 um 19:00 Uhr im Mafinex Teil C, Julius-Hatry-Straße 1, 68163 Mannheim-Lindenhof im Besprechungsraum C4 statt (Anfahrtsbeschreibung).


Bring your Laptop. We will write some Vavr-Code.


This talk will introduce you to Vavr, a library that borrows heavily from Scala and applies Scala’s ideas to plain old Java. We will cover some of the productivity enhancements and syntactic sugar that Vavr offers, such as pattern matching aka. structural composition, value types and functional data types.

Vavr can be a building block for functional business code, that is easy to maintain and understand. It consists of a broad set of ideas and enhancements to Java and makes developing in a more-or-less functional style so much easier. Developers that have tried Scala but have to develop business assets using Java do not have to despair anymore.

This quick overview shows how to improve business code using Vavr using actual code from our projects (although anonymized for obvious reasons) and give a taste of the features and benefits a small library like Vavr offers.


David Schmitz is pricinpal architect at Senacor Technologies with a history of + 13 years of working in various projects using a bunch of different stacks and environments. Current focus is on migrating architectures and organizations, such that our customers can cope with the challenges of the digital age.