As of Java 9 we’re getting a major Java release twice a year. Gone are the days of big Java releases that took 3 or 4 years. It’s more important than ever to keep up with Java! Java 11 and beyond are already available, but you’re most probably still developing on Java 8. Looking at Oracle’s Java 8 roadmap, where public support for Oracle JDK 8 is dropped early 2019, that’s not a great place to be. So what’s next?
In this talk we’ll look at all the major changes that happened since Java 8. First we’ll look at the new module system in Java and its impact on new and existing codebases. Then, we’ll examine the new features in Java 10 such as local-variable type inference with var. Of course Java 11 – with an all-new HttpClient API – and beyond won’t be forgotten.