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Sponsored Lab

Getting the Most from Modern Java

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Since JDK 9, there has been a release of the core Java platform every six months.  This has led to more features being delivered more quickly in Java than ever before in its 25-year history.

In this workshop, we'll explore the new features in modern Java development.  Specifically, from the Java language we'll cover:

  • Local variable type inference
  • Switch expressions
  • Text blocks
  • Records
  • Pattern matching for instanceof
  • Sealed classes

We'll also look at the important changes to the JVM and core class libraries that continue to make Java the most popular programming language on the planet


SPEAKER

Simon Ritter

Deputy CTO @Azul
Simon Ritter joined Sun Microsystems in 1996 and started working with Java technology from JDK 1.0; he has spent time working in both Java development and consultancy. Having moved to Oracle as part of the Sun acquisition he managed the Java Evangelism team for the core Java platform, Java for... Read more

SPEAKER

Azul Systems Exhibitor

Azul Systems builds JVMs: use Zing for better metrics for all Java workloads and Zulu for supported open source Java for servers, clients and the IoT. Read more
DATE

Monday Nov 16 / 12:00PM EST (2 hours)

LEVEL

Level Beginner

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Attendees should have a working knowledge of Java and be ready to try out examples of these new features.

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