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Goldman Sachs Vice Presidents Speak Java at Great Indian

Developer Summit 2010


GIDS is India's Biggest Polyglot Conference for Software Developer Professionals

Bangalore, March 25, 2010: Every year, Great Indian Developer Summit is a game
changer for several thousands of IT professionals, providing them with a competitive
edge over their peers, enlightening them with bleeding-edge information most useful
in their daily jobs, helping them network with world-class experts and visionaries, and
providing them with a much needed thrust in their careers. At GIDS 2010, to be held
20-23 April in Bangalore, Vice Presidents of Goldman Sachs' technology division
speaks about acceptance test driven development and collections renaissance.

Acceptance test driven development can work really well. Users give their
requirements as inputs and a table of results, and you can show them directly that
they are done. John Tobin and Mohammed Mohsinali of Goldman Sachs say FitNesse,
an open-source framework from ObjectMentor, is a great tool for this. Users can put
their expected results in a wiki, press the page test button and see results. At GIDS,
on the 22nd of April, John and Mohammed will conduct an example-driven session on
FitNesse and how it can be used in large, business-critical applications.

In another session, Vlad Zakharov and Donald Raab will dwell on Java collection
frameworks, why is there a sudden emergence of frameworks and what should you
look for in a collections framework. They will explain the historical perspective – from
the pre-Java days through the dark ages of early Java to today's collections
renaissance. How the "minimal interface" philosophy of the Java API has lead to some
unfortunate decisions. Why modern languages all have closures, and how the
"humane interface" is fighting back. You will see examples of the power and
simplicity you can bring to your code, and find out how to design collections classes.
After this session, you will never look at a for loop in the same way again.

With several decades of software development experience between them, the


speakers are a powerhouse of knowledge on software development and the ICT
industry. John Tobin has extensive Java enterprise development experience with
companies ranging from start-ups through product companies to large global
corporations. A Vice President at Goldman Sachs Technology Division, he is
particularly interested in reducing development time and production issues by
building the partnership with users. Mohammed has several years of experience in
developing enterprise oriented software. Mohammed is a VP at Goldman Sachs
Technology Division and is focused on developing framework components to enable
users to complete their tasks in an efficient and effective manner.

Vlad Zakharov, a VP at Goldman Sachs' Technology Division, has programmed in


Java, Smalltalk and a number of other more obscure languages. His areas of
expertise include application architecture, object-oriented analysis and design, and
software development. Donald Raab has 20 years of experience in technology and
software development and is a VP at Goldman Sachs' Technology Division. He has
programmed in Java, Visual Basic, Smalltalk, and a number of other more obscure
languages. His areas of expertise include application architecture, object-oriented
analysis and design, Test Driven Development, and collections framework design and
implementation.

From 20th to 23rd April 2010, immerse yourself in over 80 sessions from the world of
Rich Web, Java and Microsoft computing technologies at India's biggest polyglot
conference for Software developers. Attend Great Indian Developer Summit to gain
the information, education and solutions you seek. From post-conference workshops,
breakout sessions by expert instructors, keynotes by industry heavyweights,
enhanced networking opportunities, and more.

About Great Indian Developer Summit

Great Indian Developer Summit is the gold standard for India's software developer
ecosystem for gaining exposure to and evaluating new projects, tools, services,
platforms, languages, software and standards. Packed with premium knowledge,
action plans and advise from been-there-done-it veterans, creators, and visionaries,
the 2010 edition of Great Indian Developer Summit features focused sessions, case
studies, workshops and power panels that will transform you into a force to reckon
with. Featuring 3 co-located conferences: GIDS.NET, GIDS.Web, GIDS.Java and an
exclusive day of in-depth tutorials - GIDS.Workshops, from 20 April to 24 April at the
IISc campus in Bangalore.

At GIDS you'll participate in hundreds of sessions encompassing the full range of


Microsoft computing, Java, Agile, RIA, Rich Web, open source/standards, languages,
frameworks and platforms, practical tutorials that deep dive into technical skill and
best practices, inspirational keynote presentations, an Expo Hall featuring dozens of
the latest projects and products activities, engaging networking events, and the
interact with the best and brightest of speakers from around the world.

For further information on GIDS 2010, please visit the summit on the web
http://www.developersummit.com/
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