JDK 9, Mission Accomplished: What next for Java?
JDK 9 including the Java Platform Module System (JPMS) has finally been released. We’ll start this talk with a quick recap of what’s included in JDK 9 and how this will help (and challenge) Java developers.
Oracle has made some significant announcements about the future of the JDK as well as Java EE. Find out about the proposed changes to the release cadence of the JDK, the numbering scheme and GPL released binaries. We’ll also look at the introduction of a long-term support (LTS) model and what that means for developers and administrators.
Finally, we’ll look ahead to the future of the Java platform. There is a plethora of JDK enhancement proposals (JEPs) and OpenJDK projects like Valhalla, Amber, Metropolis and Loom. What these are and what they mean for developers will be explored.
Simon Ritter is the Deputy CTO of Azul Systems. He has been in the IT business since 1984 and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Brunel University in the U.K.
Simon joined Sun Microsystems in 1996 and started working with Java technology from JDK 1.0; he has spent time working in both Java development and consultancy. Having moved to Oracle as a part of the Sun acquisition, he managed the Java Evangelism team for the core Java platform, Java for client applications and embedded Java. Now at Azul, he continues to help people understand Java as well as Azul's JVM technologies and products. Simon has twice been awarded a Java Rockstar status at JavaOne and is a Java Champion. He currently represents Azul on the JCP Executive Committee and on the Java SE Expert Group (JSR 379 and JSR 383).