A new version of Java is being released every six months. The days of giant releases are gone, Java has truly embraced the spirit of agility. Some wonder, what impact will this frequent release have on Java, its quality, adoption, and future development? What intensives do developers and organizations have to keep pace with Java. Should they stay abreast or catch up once in a few years? All good questions and reasonable concerns.
In this presentation we will discuss the changes that are currently happening in Java, what innovation looks like in the Java ecosystem, what are some of the things we should keep a close eye on that are coming around the corner, and why developers and organizations, now, more than ever, should be adopting the newer versions.
Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., creator of agilelearner.com, co-founder of the devdotnext software conference, 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 agiledeveloper.com. You can reach him by email at email@example.com or on twitter at @venkat_s.