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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 / 01:00PM EST

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

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Starting Fast: Investigating Java's Static Compilation Landscape

Tuesday Nov 17 / 01:50PM EST

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

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Project Valhalla: Bringing Performance to Java Developers

Tuesday Nov 17 / 02:40PM EST

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

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Sustaining and Growing an Active Community in a Mature Platform

Tuesday Nov 17 / 03:30PM EST

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 agilelearner.com & 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


Speakers from this track

Monica Beckwith

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

Java Champion Monica Beckwith is considered a subject matter expert, has several published articles and gets regular invitations to give talks on JVM/JIT Compilation/Garbage Collection (GC). She is also a JavaOne Rock Star.Monica has made various performance contributions to the Java HotSpot VM...

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Dan Heidinga

Principal Software Engineer @RedHat

Dan Heidinga wears two hats: first as an Eclipse OpenJ9 project lead, and the second as a Red Hat employee. Fortunately, both of those hats let him hack on the OpenJ9 JVM which he's been doing since 2007. Along the way he's been part of the Expert Groups for multiple JSRS including JSR...

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Tobi Ajila

Java Runtime Developer for the OpenJ9 VM team @IBM

Tobi is a Java Runtime developer for the OpenJ9 VM team in Ottawa, Canada. In the past he has worked on Interpreter optimizations, JVMTI enhancments, JSR 335 and more. Currently, his main focus is on Project Valhalla where he collaborates with other developers in the Valhalla expert group. In his...

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Mala Gupta

Developer Advocate @JetBrains

Mala Gupta works as a Developer Advocate with JetBrains. A Java Champion, she has authored six books with Manning, Packt, and O’Reilly Publications. She is an international keynote speaker at industry conferences and has over 19 years of experience in the software industry. She has been...

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Venkat Subramaniam

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

Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., creator of agilelearner.com, co-founder of the devdotnext software conference, and an instructional professor at the University of Houston. He has trained and mentored thousands of software developers in the US,...

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James Gough

Lead Architect @MorganStanley

Jim is an engineer at heart and often tinkers and explores the Java ecosystem. Jim enjoys working with the Java Community and has represented the London Java Community on the JCP Executive Committee. Jim is a published author of Optimizing Java and was recently awarded the Java Champion title....

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Tuesday Nov 17 / 12:00PM EST

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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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