Welcome the new Java Champion Mario Fusco!
Mario Fusco is a senior software engineer at Red Hat working on Drools, the JBoss rule engine. He has years of experience as Java developer working on enterprise projects in industries ranging from media to the financial sectors.
He is passionate about functional programming and Domain Specific Languages and developed the open source library lambdaj which provides an internal Java DSL for manipulating collections and introduced functional programming in Java before the introduction of lambdas.
Mario is a frequent speaker at major Java conferences such JavaOne, Devoxx, LambdaWorld, and Voxxed. He authored a number of articles about parallel programming on InfoQ and Dzone websites. He is the co-author of Java 8 in Action published by Manning. Follow him on Twitter @mariofusco
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