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Java Renaissance

Host: Bob Lee

For many Java represents a scalable, reliable, rich in code libraries, safe, tried and true, pragmatic choice for developing systems. Safe, but vanilla ice cream bland. With Java 7 and Java 8, Java is exciting again. Java 7 has bred new life into the Java ecosystem, and with Java 8 SDK being released in 2013 with Lambda expressions and virtual extensions there is a lot more change and innovation to come. Java 7 also marks the addition of invokeDynamic which allows Java VM to support other languages JRuby, Groovy at near native Java speeds. This track will focus on how we can leverage the reinvigorated Java toolset and ecosystem.