Gone are the days of big Java releases that took three or four years. As of Java 9, we’re getting a major Java release twice a year, so it’s more important than ever to keep up with Java. Java 12 and beyond are already available, but you’re probably still developing on Java 8. Looking at Oracle’s Java 8 road map, where public support for Oracle Java development kit (JDK) 8 ends in 2019, that’s not a great place to be.
So what’s next?
Sander Mak details all the major changes that have happened since Java 8. You’ll look at the new module system in Java and its impact on new and existing code bases and examine the new features in Java 10, such as local-variable type inference with var. Of course Java 11—with an all-new HttpClient API—and beyond won’t be forgotten. Using demos and live coding, you’ll learn how to confidently move your team code bases beyond Java 8.
Sander Mak is a fellow at Luminis in the Netherlands, where he crafts modular and scalable software, most often on the Java virtual machine (JVM) but with a touch of TypeScript where needed. He’s an author of the O’Reilly book Java 9 Modularity and an avid conference speaker. Sander loves sharing knowledge on his blog at Branchandbound.net and as a Pluralsight instructor.
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