vJUG 24

July 12, 2017 5:00 PM London time; Noon ET; 9:AM US Pacific time | Web-based Event

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This event has already taken place.  You can access a recording at  http://virtualJUG.com/#live


Following on from the popular “55 New Features in Java SE 8” we bring you the eagerly-awaited sequel, “55 New Features in JDK 9”.

Obviously, the big new feature in JDK 9 is modularity and project Jigsaw, but there’s lots more to tempt developers. We’ll divide things into five categories:

• Features
• Standards
• Inside the JVM
• Specialised
• Housekeeping

Join us on a whirlwind tour of what’s in (and what’s out) in JDK 9 so you’re ready to get started with the latest version of the most popular programming platform on the planet.

Speakers: Simon Ritter

Simon Ritter is the Deputy CTO of Azul Systems. Simon has been working in IT since 1984 and holds a BSc. degree in Physics from Brunel University. Simon joined Sun Microsystems in 1996 and started working with Java from JDK 1.0; he has spent time in both Java development and consultancy. Having moved to Oracle as 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 Java Rockstar status at JavaOne and is a Java Champion. He represents Azul on the JCP Executive Committee and on the Expert Group of JSR 379, Java SE 9.

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