The Java Platform has seen a tremendous amount of evolution and improvements over the past five years in many different areas, including: language features in Java, Kotlin, and Scala; Functional Programming; dev environments; test workflows; Reactive; Stream processing; distributed data; containerization; serverless; and AoT compilation. This talk will give you a tour of the most important improvements, why they matter, and how to take advantage of them.
About Bruce Eckel
Bruce Eckel (www.mindviewllc.com) has published 10 books, numerous blog posts, over 150 articles, and has given hundreds of presentations throughout the world. He was a founding member of the ANSI/ISO C++ committee and was for many years the chair of both the C++ and Java tracks at the Software Development Conference. With James Ward, he creates the Happy Path Programming podcast. He cofounded the JavaPosse Roundup Conference (now the Winter Tech Forum) and created Evolve Coworking in Crested Butte, CO. He periodically holds Developer Retreats and provides public and private training and consulting in programming languages and software system design. His latest books are Atomic Kotlin and On Java 8.
About James Ward
James Ward is a nerd / software developer who shares what he learns with others through presentations, blogs, demos, and code. After over two decades of professional programming, he is now a self-proclaimed Typed Pure Functional Programming zealot but often compromises on his ideals to just get stuff done. After spending too many sleepless nights in data centers repairing RAID arrays, he now prefers higher-level cloud abstractions with appropriate escape hatches. James is a huge Open Source proponent, hoping to never get burned by lock-in again.
Things James is Proud of:
Recognized as an official Java Champion in 2021
Co-authored First Steps in Flex with Bruce Eckel
Led Salesforce’s Open Source Program Office
Presented at numerous developer conferences around the world
Helped launch The Reactive Manifesto
Created the first Java hosting service in 1997
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