Andrew Conner

Writes code, enjoys music, loves food. @connerdelights

Reactive Web Development with Play! on Java 8

James Roper's talk for the Play Framework Meetup Group

James Roper, tech lead of Play! at Typesafe, spoke at Box in Mountain View, CA on 4/24/2014.

Code from the Java 8 project
Play! Framework Meetup Group

Java 8 heralds a new era of reactive programming, with lambdas and promises taking the limelight as the bright new features...

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April 30, 2014


One of the most influential books I've read is The Power of Habit, by Charles Duhigg. He explores how habits work, and how we build (and change) them.

A habit I built shortly after reading this book was reading every morning before I left for work, for at least 20 minutes. I'm a...

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March 16, 2014

Launching Kifi

Search like normal, find like never before.

The FortyTwo Team

After over a year of hard work, my colleagues and friends have been working on a product that — we hope! — will revolutionize searching, bookmarks, and discovery.

Briefly, it means you never have to organize your bookmarks again. Search Google, and relevant links show up on the...

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January 15, 2014


I love brunch.

Brunch — it looks like this.

On December 4, 2009, I received a text from an unknown number. This wasn't particularly unusual — even though I had owned my number for several years, whoever had it before me had many acquaintances who would call or text occasionally. Initially, I had ignored them. Gradually,...

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September 28, 2013