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Java: Delivering Continual Innovation in a Mature Software Ecosystem

Java is now over 25 years old. Very few languages achieve sustained popularity over such a long time range, but Java's blend of qualities (Stability, backwards compatibility, developer tooling and focus on production grade software) have proved to be a huge success and to resonate with the industry.

In this track, we will explore what it means to continue to deliver major innovation in a mature software ecosystem, and how Java is looking ahead to thrive in the new world of cloud, containers and a world of software that is more diverse than ever.

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Enabling Java: Windows on Arm64 – A Success Story!

Tuesday Nov 17 / 10:00AM PST

This is a tale of 3 engineers and their quest to bring Java to every Windows on Arm developer.    We will provide:  a quick timeline of our development efforts and Microsoft’s journey into OpenJDK land (spoiler alert: we were welcomed with open arm(s) (pun intended)),  a...

Monica Beckwith

Java Champion, First Lego League Coach, passionate about JVM Performance @Microsoft


Starting Fast: Investigating Java's Static Compilation Landscape

Tuesday Nov 17 / 10:50AM PST

We've always wanted fast startup for our applications but the meaning of "fast" has changed radically with the cloud revolution.  This increasing focus on fast startup has put greater pressure on the JVM to start faster and has driven the Java language to look at ways of...

Dan Heidinga

Principal Software Engineer @RedHat


Project Valhalla: Bringing Performance to Java Developers

Tuesday Nov 17 / 11:40AM PST

Modern computing has come a long way in the past decade, but are you taking advantage of all it has to offer? Memory latency is the big killer of computing performance and having compact data structures is key to solving this. This session explains the advances being made in Project Valhalla to...

Tobi Ajila

Java Runtime Developer for the OpenJ9 VM team @IBM

Interactive Session

Sustaining and Growing an Active Community in a Mature Platform

Tuesday Nov 17 / 12:30PM PST

Java is no longer the new kid on the block. However, one of its great strengths is the quality of the community it has built up over the last 25 years?  How can we help that community continue to grow, thrive, and attract new members - especially from younger developers who have recently...

Mala Gupta

Developer Advocate @JetBrains

Venkat Subramaniam

Founder of Agile Developer, Inc., Creator of & Professor at the University of Houston

James Gough

Lead Architect @MorganStanley

Rémi Forax

Maître de Conférences at the University of Marne-la-Vallée & Java Champion


Tuesday Nov 17 / 09:00AM PST


Track Host

Ben Evans

Java Champion, Author of "Java in a Nutshell"

Ben Evans is Principal Engineer and Architect for JVM technologies at New Relic. Prior to joining New Relic, Ben co-founded jClarity (acquired by Microsoft) and was Chief Architect (Listed Derivatives) at Deutsche Bank.Ben is the author of 5 books - "The Well-Grounded Java Developer",...

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