The Power and Practicality of Immutability


java Java Language

Room 3

Thursday from 13:30 til 14:20

Functional Programming promotes assignment-less programming. When we remove mutability, we reduce errors in code. How practical is it to really program with immutability in Java and if we manage to achieve that, what are the real benefits. Come to this talk to learn about the power, the benefits that immutability brings and how to practically make use of that in Java.

Venkat Subramaniam Venkat Subramaniam

Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., creator of, 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 You can reach him by email at [email protected] or on twitter at @venkat_s.