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Presentation: The JDK in 2018: What's Here, and What's Next

Track: Enterprise Languages

Location: Bayview AB

Duration: 4:10pm - 5:00pm

Day of week: Wednesday

Level: Intermediate

Persona: Architect, Developer, JVM, General Software

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Abstract

JDK 11 was released in September 2018, six months after JDK 10 and a year after JDK 9. This talk will walk you through the modular Java platform introduced in JDK 9, and explain how it enabled further evolution in JDK 10 and 11. We'll look at new Java language features that enhance productivity without compromising Java's traditional focus on readability and maintainability. Finally, we'll look ahead to the next feature release -- JDK 12 in March 2019.

Speaker: Alex Buckley

Spec Lead, Java Language @Oracle

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 industry and academia. He holds a Ph.D. in Computing from Imperial College London.

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