• The Evolution of Java: 9, 10, 11, and 12

    Attended: 200
    Start Time:

    Jun 13, 2019 6:00 PM

    End Time:

    Jun 13, 2019 9:00 PM

    Location:
    Microsoft
    5 Wayside Rd Burlington MA 01803
    2


    Speaker: Venkat Subramaniam

    Java is a language in evolution. There are a handful of language changes in Java 9 and 10 plus several JDK changes in 9, 10, 11, and 12. Some of these changes are significant in that they allow us to do things more effectively than before. The difference can be anywhere from reducing code to avoiding errors that come from verbosity. In this presentation we will explore the language changes first. Then we will visit the additions to the JDK. Along the way we will also look at a few things that have been removed from Java as well.

    Speaker Biography

    Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., creator of agilelearner.com, and an instructional professor at the University of Houston.


    He has trained and mentored thousands of software developers in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia, and is a regularly-invited speaker at several international conferences. Venkat helps his clients effectively apply and succeed with sustainable agile practices on their software projects.
     
    Venkat is a (co)author of multiple technical books, including the 2007 Jolt Productivity award-winning book Practices of an Agile Developer. You can find a list of his books at agiledeveloper.com. You can reach him by email at venkats@agiledeveloper.com or on Twitter at @venkat_s


  • Comments/Conversations

    tyler putnam on Jun 6, 2019 2:06 PM
    Be Lightning talk Speaker.
    anuja gokhale on Jun 13, 2019 3:50 PM
    Any chance this will be recorded ? I’ve registered but there is a small chance that I won’t be able to make it in time
    Ray Bloom on Jun 24, 2019 10:42 AM
    Where can I find the recording of this meeting? I looked at vimeo.com/nejug, but could find no recent postings there at all.


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