Keeping Up With Java


It seems like keeping up with Java nowadays is an enormous task. Gone is the era of big, delayed Java releases. We’re now getting a new major release every 6 months. What’s up with that? You’re probably still developing on Java 8, even though Java 12 is already available. Join this session to get an overview of what’s new in Java since Java 8. We’ll give an overview of the module system and other new features in Java 9, the local-variable type inference feature (`var` in Java 10), and the new HttpClient API (Java 11). It’s time to embrace the newfound agility of the Java platform!

Language: English

Level: Intermediate

Sander Mak

Director of Technology - Picnic Technologies

Sander is Director of Technology at Picnic —the Dutch online grocery scale-up— building Java-based systems at scale. He also is a Java Champion and author of the O'Reilly book 'Java 9 Modularity' (see As an avid conference speaker, Sander loves sharing knowledge, also through his blog at and as Pluralsight instructor.

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