Java at 25: Retrospective and Futures

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Event Overview

Java has been around for the duration of many professional developer careers. In its usages from servers to desktops, clouds, phone, and tablets, and as a platform for other languages such as Scala, Clojure, Groovy and JRuby, the initial genius of a platform-independent virtual machine, c-like syntax, and an open bytecode core has made it the goto platform for many engineers.

This event, brought to you by Chariot Solutions and PhillyJUG, will try to take stock of Java at 25.

Drinking the Coffee: Chariot’s Multi-Decade Journey with Java

Chariot has used Java in many of our software projects for almost 20 years. Join us in this panel discussion with Aaron Mulder, Ken Rimple and moderator Tracey Welson-Rossman as they review how our teams have developed Java-based solutions: from the early years of J2EE, to Spring-based applications, to languages such as Groovy, JRuby, Scala and Clojure, and more.

The Java community has had lots of innovative ideas, some dead ends, and many success stories. Join us as we explain how we managed to find success in choosing open source Java technologies, and we’ll discuss some of our more interesting challenges encountered along the way.

Java Futures with Brian Goetz, Java Language Architect at Oracle

Java is 25, but it is not standing still. From the innovations in the language itself, to innovations in the JDK, to new SDKs and VMs, Java keeps moving. In this virtual fireside chat, Ken Rimple speaks with Brian Goetz, Java Language Architect at Oracle, to discuss the future of Java.

Ken and Brian will discuss the JDK enhancement process (JEP) of the Java Community Process, JCP projects such as Amber, Loom and Valhalla, the focus on speeding up container-based applications, additional language enhancements, new features, and how Java is remaining relevant for the next 25 years.

Additional Java Resources

Whether or not you attended this event, you might have your appetite whetted for more videos we’ve done with our friends in the Java and open source community. Take a look back at some key Java talks we’ve produced.

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