What does the future hold for Java? Dive into the new features of Java 16 on InfoQ Live (April 27)

The April issue of InfoQ Live, a one-day virtual event for software engineers and architects, will focus on Java, why applications should use the latest Java version and how to overcome the real challenges of upgrading to the latest Java version.

Explore what’s currently available in OpenJDK 16 and what’s coming up in OpenJDK 17. Learn about the status of new features being introduced in Java through Project Valhalla. Take advantage of new Java features by looking at price, reliability, scalability and performance. Get caught up in these topics on InfoQ Live on Tuesday, April 27.

All conversations are available upon request after the conference, so don’t miss a session even if you can’t attend the live event.

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The upgrade to Java 16 or 17 was written by Johan Janssen, software architect of @SanomaLearning

Java upgrades are sometimes considered difficult and many applications still run on an older version of Java. This session describes the current six-month Java publishing process and why applications should use the newer Java version. After that, I will explain the upgrade challenges and provide some useful tips to facilitate the process. Concrete examples will serve to show you how to upgrade your application to Java 16 or 17.

Johan Janssen, software architect @SanomaLearning

What’s new in Java 16, author Sander Mak, director of technology @Picnic

Like clockwork, this Java edition arrived this March. In this session, we will dive into the exciting new features of Java 16. We will first look at API updates that will make your life easier. We will then consider two main new features of the language: records and pattern matching. Sealed classes are still a preview feature in this version, but we’ll also take a peek at what they have to offer. Join me to keep up to date with all things Java!

Sander Mak, director of technology @Picnic

Event co-hosted: InfoQ Roundtable (sponsored by Azul)

Join a live panel discussion between software practitioners, where you can ask your questions to speed up your learning.

What does the future hold for Java?

Leaders from the Java community will explore some of the new features in Java, including Records, Local Variable Type Inference, and performance improvements. They will also discuss various ‘free’ versions of OpenJDK, identifying the best way to mitigate costs and risks, and explore the creation and development of Foojay.io and what the future aspirations of the founders for this Java community hub are.

For this event, we donate 100% of the tickets with net income (net of taxes, credit card fees, and processing fees) to organizations working on diversity, equity, and inclusion in the technology industry. If you want to contribute, sign up for just $ 19.95. In addition, at each event registration (InfoQ Live Pass or InfoQ Live + Round Table Pass), you get gift passes you can share with someone from your team or with a friend.

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