Keeping up with Java: Look at all these new features!

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New Java releases are coming faster than ever now that we are well into the new six-month release cadence. The number of new features and APIs in each version is less than we’re used to, but the overall rate of change is actually faster than before.

In this session, we’ll take a tour of the new features that will help developers as well as things that improve Java deployments. We’ll also discuss issues that will affect migration of applications from earlier versions and choices for which version to choose for deployment.

Oracle has changed the license for their JDK and how updates are made available is also different from what we’re used to. We’ll finish with a quick discussion of the best approaches to take to adapt to this and the choices available.


Simon Ritter
Azul Systems

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).