Generics at Desert Code Camp

Desert Code Camp was October 28, 2006. It rocked! Among other things, I taught ‘Generics’. In hind-sight, it would’ve been helpful to specify this was .NET Generics. I had quite a few questions on how this applied to Java. Sadly, I haven’t a clue (yet).

For those of you who missed it, it was a great adventure. The main thesis of the presentation included the following points: Generics give you type-safe collections & nullable value types. Using these types gives you compile-time type checking, and performance benefits. Incorporating Generics into new and existing projects is not difficult, and it may just help you get rid of a bunch of ugly code.

Download the slides here. The code we produced was pretty horrid, as far as production code is concerned.