Virtual Meetup: Why New Java is Not the New COBOL

September 15, 2020 | Virtual Meetup

Azul’s Deputy CTO and Java Champion Simon Ritter will speak at an upcoming virtual meetup organized by The Philadelphia Java Users Group (PhillyJUG).  The title of his presentation is ‘Why New Java is Not the New COBOL.  

With the release of JDK 15, we will have had seven (yes seven!) versions of Java in three years.

We still hear claims that Java is the new COBOL, and its popularity is in decline. The reality, however, is that Java developers are now being provided with new features at a faster pace than at any time in its 25-year history. Many of these new features provide exciting new language level changes, as well as useful new APIs.

In this session, Simon will explore in detail what these changes are and how best to use them (as well as advice on when not to use them). We’ll also explain the significance of preview features and incubator modules.

He’ll cover the following new language features:

• Local variable type inference (JDK 10)
• Switch expressions (JDK 12)
• Text blocks (JDK 13)
• Records (JDK 14)
• Pattern matching for instance of (JDK 14)
• Sealed and Hidden classes (JDK 15)

For each of these JDKs, we’ll also highlight the most useful additions to the core class libraries.

At the end of this session, you’ll be all set to write modern Java code!

Register for the event here

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