Voxxed Days Ticino 2019
on Saturday 5 October
Tobias Hartmann is a software engineer in the HotSpot JVM Compiler Team at Oracle since 2014. Tobias holds a master’s degree in Computer Science from ETH Zurich, Switzerland. Besides contributing numerous enhancements and bug fixes to the JVM, Tobias designed and implemented the Segmented Code Cache and worked as a compiler expert on the Compact Strings project. Currently, Tobias is working on getting the JIT compilers ready for future Value Type support in Java.
The Java ecosystem provides the foundation of a plethora of programming languages, tools, and frameworks. The heart of the Java ecosystem, the Java Programming Language and the Java Runtime Environment, have undergone significant innovations in the past releases (e.g., Project Jigsaw, GraalVM) . In addition, the Java community drives a large number of projects to improve the Java platform even further. This presentation provides first-hand insight* into the most significant innovations the Java platform is going to experience in the upcoming releases. More specifically, the talk provides an insider view of:
- Project Panama
- Project Loom
- Project Amber
- Project Valhalla
- Project Metropolis
Finally, the talk sets the Java platform in the context of modern Cloud environments, and deep dives into how the Java platform is positioned with regard to modern coding techniques such as "Serverless".
*One of the speakers is a Java Platform compiler engineer