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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.
Bruce Eckel (www.MindViewLLC.com) has published 10 books (see Bibliography), 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. 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.
James Ward Developer Relations Engineer, Google Cloud
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.