Great Lakes Software Symposium

November 8 - 10, 2013

Demystifying invokedynamic

Friday - Nov 8 5:00 PM - Gallery

Venkat Subramaniam

Venkat Subramaniam

Founder of Agile Developer, Inc.

Invoke dynamic is a Java 7 feature that had the most impact at the bytecode level and also in terms of performance. First perceived as a feature to help dynamically typed languages on the JVM, it turned into a powerful feature that has been exploited quite a bit in the implementation of features in the Java
language itself.

In this presentation we will understand what problem this features really solves and how it has influenced other features in the Java language and on the Java platform.

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.