Twin Cities Software Symposium

October 12 - 13, 2018

Migrating to Java 9 - Jigsaw's Architectural Impact

Saturday - Oct 13 4:30 PM - SALON B

Kirk Knoernschild

Kirk Knoernschild

Software Developer & Mentor

Java 9 with the Jigsaw module system is here. In this session, we'll explore the basics of the Jigsaw module system and examine the impact it will have on how we build Java applications. We will dig into it's major features, including dependency management and Jigsaw services. Once we understand Jigsaw's basics, we will explore what it's going to take to migrate existing Java application to Java 9 and leverage Jigsaw.

Jigsaw's impact stands to be consequential. Jigsaw will restrict application code from accessing non-published JDK classes (ie. sun.com), require you to be explicit in declaring your dependencies, and more. We will explore Jigsaw basics and then dig into the impact Jigsaw will have on migrating existing Java applications to Java 9.

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About Kirk Knoernschild

Kirk is software developer with a passion for building great software. He takes a keen interest in design, architecture, application development platforms, agile development, and the IT industry in general, especially as it relates to software development. His recent book, Java Application Architecture was published in 2012, and presents 18 patterns that help you design modular software.