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Presentation: Life After 8

Track: JVM and its Ecosystem

Location: Pacific LMNO

Duration: 4:10pm - 5:00pm

Day of week: Wednesday

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New Java releases are coming faster than ever now that we are well into the six-month release cadence. The number of new features and APIs in each version is less than we’re used to, but the overall rate of change is faster than ever.

In this session, we’ll look at the realities of Life after 8. Will discuss the rate of change, the current Java ecosystem, and the implications of LTS. We’ll also discuss issues affecting migration of applications from earlier versions and choices for which version to choose for deployment.

Finally, we’ll discuss MTS (mid-term release). This is a community plan (led by Azul) to offer support in OpenJDK (starting with 13) outside of the official LTS releases. 

Java continues to grow and thrive. Come learn how the Java community is responding to the realities of Life After 8.

Speaker: Gil Tene

CTO @AzulSystems

Gil Tene is CTO and co-founder of Azul Systems. He has been involved with virtual machine and runtime technologies for the past 25 years. His pet focus areas include system responsiveness and latency behavior. Gil is a frequent speaker at technology conferences worldwide, and an official JavaOne Rock Star. He pioneered the Continuously Concurrent Compacting Collector (C4) that powers Azul's continuously reactive Java platforms. In past lives, he also designed and built operating systems, network switches, firewalls, and laser based mosquito interception systems.

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