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New ZTLive Webinar: What’s New for Devs in JDK 9

The ZTLive webinar concluded on July 26. Click here What’s New for Developers in JDK 9 on July 26th.

Well it’s really happening. JDK 9 that is — currently due for general availability on September 21st 2017. As we get closer to the release date, talk around many offices has been intensifying around what we as developers can actually expect from JDK 9.

This makes Java 9 the perfect topic for our next ZTLive webinar. We are thrilled to have two amazing speakers (and amazing human beings) to present on some great Java 9 topics: Venkat Subramaniam and Simon Ritter.


Excited yet? We had over 900 devs attend the webinar live! You can join in on the fun, just click below:

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First a little background on our speakers for those who may not know. Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., creator of, and an instructional professor at the University of Houston. And of course that mustache must be seen to be believed. Amazing.

Simon Ritter is a Java Champion (and charming brit) and is Deputy CTO at Azul Systems, Inc. He has been working with, and advocating for, Java since his days with Sun Microsystems and there are few people who know the inner workings of the JVM as well as Simon.

Venkat Subramaniam is going to kick off our session with his take on one of the biggest new JDK 9 features – yes, Java is getting it’s own REPL! Every other modern programming language has a REPL, and we’ve been feeling a little left out. So when Oracle first announced the JShell back in 2015, we got, well, maybe a little too excited. So we are pleased as punch to have Venkat give walk us through of JShell and explain the process of rapid-prototyping.

Next, Simon is going to help us explore some important changes to the language itself. There may be buzz around modules, but some of the most meaningful and impactful changes for developers are going to come from the many smaller language changes and new APIs in Java 9. We’ll look at improvements to the streams API, new concurrency APIs and how Project Coin got milled.

Is your curiosity sufficiently piqued? Click below to watch the full recording!

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