Brian Goetz brian.goetz at
Tue Jan 1 13:10:44 PST 2013

Thanks for asking!

The #1 thing that people can do to contribute to the success of the 
project is: try out the code on real problems (ideally, tracking the 
lambda repo tip, since things change fast), and give us feedback on the 
usability of the library and language features that are there.  Were 
there surprises?  Things that didn't work the way you thought?  Problems 
that you thought you should be able to solve easily, but couldn't?

Feedback on how what *is* there works is generally more useful than 
suggestions of what *isn't* there (since there are an infinite number of 
things that are not there).

On 1/1/2013 3:48 PM, Ryan Bergman wrote:
> Greeting,
>      First of all let me say how exciting it is to see the work being done
> on lambdas in Java. This is going to be a great addition and I can't wait
> to get my teams working with it.
>      I've been playing with the lambda builds off and on for a while and
> I've started to put together a small project on Github documenting the API
> with unit tests (It's pretty small right now):
>      I'm also working on a little presentation to introduce Java Lambda for
> our local JUG as well as the Agile 2013 conference (If it's accepted ...
> PS. If anyone from Oracle was planning on submitting a presentation for
> Agile2013 I would graciously bow out or offer to help with a joint
> presentation).
>     I'm interested in contributing more officially on the project and I was
> wondering where I could be of use? I've been a professional software
> developer for 15 years and I work in my day job as a technical lead with
> John Deere working on connecting data from field equipment directly into
> web applications (so I'm very interested in streams!).
> anyway, do you need api testers? developers? I was curious about if you
> have a backlog somewhere to get a idea of what you are planning on working
> on next?
> Thanks!
> Ryan Bergman

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