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Yesterday, I was working at the office. This is an unusual thing for me to do because since a couple of months, I'm working from home. My 6-headed team consists of three developers in Romania, one business consultant working from home in Hannover, one part-time project lead working from different places and me. It really makes no sense for the whole team or even the three of us living in Germany to share an office. So we are working from wherever we like.

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I just read an article a friend tweeted: "You are not Google" by Ozan Onay. One of the concepts described is UNPHAT. Quoted from the article:

Next time you find yourself Googling some cool new technology to (re)build your architecture around, I urge you to stop and follow UNPHAT instead:

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This article is part of a series about Herbstcampus 2016, a conference that took place in Nürnberg, Germany. Links to articles about other talks I visited there can be found below.

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This is what I learned in May 2017:

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A couple of weeks ago, I gave on of my "Writing awesome Java code" workshops. While I was explaining ways of designing APIs using lambda expressions, a participant asked a question that I couldn't answer. There was a simple lambda expression in the example code, the question was if it could be replaced with a method reference. I agreed and changed it to a method reference. However, the code didn't compile. That confused me, of course.

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A while ago, I put together checklists for the articles I wrote in my blog and the talks I gave at events such as Java User Group meetings. Soon I realized that there are a lot of duplications between the two lists, because an article and a talk have one goal: Communicate something to others. That's why I merged the lists. Now that it didn't change in months, I want to share it with those who need help or inspiration how to write an article or prepare a speech.

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