OpenJDK 17: Get Ready for the Next LTS Java
With the release of OpenJDK 17, all OpenJDK distributions will be providing long-term support (LTS) for this version of the Java platform. Many Java users currently running on OpenJDK 8 or OpenJDK 11 will want to migrate their production environments to OpenJDK 17. This will enable them to take advantage of the numerous new features and enhancements made possible by the six-month release cadence introduced in 2017.
This session will provide details of changes to the Java platform covering OpenJDK 12 to 17. Although many things have been added, some have also been removed. We'll highlight these things and explain how they may impact application migration. We’ll cover all aspects of the OpenJDK: the Java language, core APIs, the JVM and tooling and other OpenJDK-specific features, including Switch expressions (OpenJDK 12), Text blocks (OpenJDK 13), Records (OpenJDK 14), Pattern matching, for instanceof (OpenJDK 14), Sealed classes (OpenJDK 15), and Pattern matching for switch (OpenJDK 17), as well as, on the API side, Foreign-Memory Access API (OpenJDK 14), Vector API (OpenJDK 16), and Foreign Linker API (OpenJDK 16).
By the end of this session, you’ll be all set to take advantage of all the modern Java features!
Deputy CTO Azul Systems
Simon Ritter is the Deputy CTO of Azul Systems. Simon 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 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 AzulÕs JVM technologies and products. Simon has twice been awarded 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, 383 and 384). Follow him on Twitter, @speakjava.
The New York Java Special Interest Group (NYJavaSIG) is based in New York City and attracts Java developers from the tri-state region. Through its regular monthly general meetings, bi-monthly specialty workgroup meetings and its website, the NYJavaSIG brings together members of New York's Java community so they can share their tips, techniques, knowledge, and experience.