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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


Simon Ritter

Deputy CTO @Azul

Simon Ritter is the Deputy CTO of Azul. Simon has been in the IT business since 1984 and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Brunel University in the U.K. Simon joined Sun Microsystems in 1996 and started working with Java technology from JDK 1.0; he has spent time working in both...

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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.

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Monday Nov 16 / 09:00AM PST (2 hours)


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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