The State of Java in 2019: “The rate of change is higher than ever before”
“With the 6-month release cycle, the overall rate of change is higher than ever before”, says Simon Ritter in an interview with JAXenter. The deputy CTO of Azul Systems looks at the recently developed features and explains which direction Java is currently developing.
At JAX London we talked to Simon Ritter (Azul Systems) about the current state of the Java platform. How can Local variable type inference be used in practice? What are the major new improvements in Java 13? Which features for future versions of the programming language are currently under development?
We will also talk about the increased release frequency of Java versions, which on the one hand has led to a greater speed of innovation but on the other hand, poses a challenge for companies to update their systems more frequently.
Simon Ritter is the Deputy CTO of Azul Systems. Simon joined Sun Microsystems in 1996 and spent time working in both Java development and consultancy. He has been presenting Java technologies to developers since 1999, focusing on the core Java platform as well as client and embedded applications.
Now at Azul Systems, he continues to help people understand Java and Azul’s JVM products. He represents Azul on the JCP Executive Committee as well as the JSR Expert Groups for JDK 9, 10, 11 and 12.