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Alex Buckley, Spec lead, Java Language and VM

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Alex Buckley is the specification lead for the Java Language and the Java Virtual Machine at Oracle. He works on a variety of projects to increase the modularity and productivity of the Java SE platform, and collaborates widely with experts in academia, industry, and standards bodies. He holds a Ph.D. in Computing from Imperial College London.

Presentation: "Java 7 and 8: Where We've Been, Where We're Going"

Time: Wednesday 10:35 - 11:35

Location: Olympic


Oracle recently shipped JDK 7, the first major release of Java SE in nearly five years, and now we're working on JDK 8. One of the main features of JDK 8 is Lambda, a new language feature to support closures.
Oracle is also planning enhancements to the library APIs to take advantage of the Lambda feature, supporting a more functional style of Java programming and offering increased parallelism in a convenient and concise fashion. This talk will review JDK 7, describe the JDK 8 roadmap, and sketch the current state of bulk data operations on collections