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This meeting is supported by ZeroTurnaround zeroturnaround.com.
The Java 9 release brings with it modularity, a new REPL, a new default garbage collector, an HTTP 2 client, multiversion JARs, API updates, and much more. This session looks at which features really benefit Java developers, with interactive demos. The speaker takes turns playing good cop/bad cop on each feature, and you can vote on which features are important to you. This energetic session cuts through the hype to outline how Java 9 will realistically affect the everyday pragmatic developer. You’ll learn what’s in the Java 9 release and how you can benefit from what’s new in Java.
Simon Maple is a Developer Advocate at ZeroTurnaround, a Java Champion since 2014, JavaOne Rockstar speaker in 2014, Virtual JUG founder and organiser, London Java Community co-leader and RebelLabs author. He is an experienced speaker, having presented at JavaOne, JavaZone, Jfokus, DevoxxUK, DevoxxFR, JavaZone, JMaghreb and many more including many JUG tours. His passion is around user groups and communities. When not traveling, Simon enjoys spending quality time with his family, cooking and eating great food.