New England Software Symposium

September 28 - 30, 2018

Java 9: The Key Parts

Friday - Sep 28 1:15 PM - WAYLAND

Venkat Subramaniam

Venkat Subramaniam

Founder of Agile Developer, Inc.

Everyone (including your humble speaker) talks about Modularization. For once, let's focus on other interesting and exciting parts of Java 9 that does not involve modularization. In this presentation we will talk about key improvements and additions to the Java language and the JDK introduced in Java 9.

We will focus on first things that can be done better in Java 9 compared to previous versions on Java.
Then we will look at things we simply could not do before but we can benefit from now.
And finally, we will not talk about Modularization, well I lied, will discuss that just a bit.

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About Venkat Subramaniam

Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., creator of, 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 You can reach him by email at or on twitter at @venkat_s.