2015 Apr - Freestyle Java Talk
On the 22nd November, 2016 we had two speakers, Sam Tebbs and Simon Ritter.
We're massively grateful for Simon, and his employers at Azul for making the time to come up to Birmingham to talk.
Majestic were sponsors of the venue, food and refreshments.
19:00 - Scala Lightening Talk
A short introductory talk in to the world of Scala.
Sam's a student at the University of Birmingham and joined Majestic on a summer internship.
You can follow him on twitter at @tabz_3
Refreshments courtesy of the WM-JUG Partners.
20:00 - JDK 9: Big Changes To Make Java Smaller
JDK 9 is scheduled for general availablity in July 2017. The biggest new feature for this release of Java is Project Jigsaw that brings modularity to both the core JDK libraries as well as, potentially, application code.
Modularising the JDK core libraries is not just a simple matter of breaking up the rt.jar file into a number of sections. The Jigsaw module system allows for encapsulation of packages that developers do not want publicly exposed. Encapsulation of JDK internal APIs will potentially break backwards compatability for application code that uses these APIs. This session will explain the practicalities of running applications on JDK 9.
We’ll also look at how you can migrate existing applications to the new module system in a gradual and controlled way to minimise impact on users.
Simon Ritter is a 2016 Java champion and deputy CTO at Azul systems. Others may know him from the Java 8 Lamdas and Streams MOOC.
You can follow him on twitter at @speakjava
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