Many new features have been added between the last Long Term Support release in Java 8 and the current one in Java 11. This talk will summarize many of those capabilities, from the Jigsaw implementation of JPMS to unmodifiable collections to local variable type inference and more. In addition to the basic code changes, the new six-month release schedule and associated licensing issues will be reviewed.
If, as anticipated, Java 12 is released in March and Java 13 in September, new features from those versions will also be included, even though they will break the joke in the title of this talk.
Ken Kousen is a Java Champion, Oracle Groundbreaker Ambassador, and a Grails Rock Star. He is the author of the O'Reilly books “Modern Java Recipes” and “Gradle Recipes for Android” and the Manning book “Making Java Groovy”. He also has recorded over a dozen video courses for the O'Reilly Learning Platform, covering topics related to Android, Spring, Java, Groovy, Grails, and Gradle.
In 2013, 2016, and 2017 he won a JavaOne Rockstar award. His academic background include BS degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics from M.I.T., an MA and Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from Princeton, and an MS in Computer Science from R.P.I. He is currently President of Kousen IT, Inc., based in Connecticut.