Java™ 18 & 19. What's new and noteworthy?
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Hey, there are two major Java versions released every year! We don’t have to wait 3 years or so for new features any more. Isn’t that cool? 😉

Java was supposed "to be slow". However, Java turns out to evolve so fast, that next releases aren't just version bumps, but might significantly change the rules of the game. That's a good reason to check out what's new in Java.

To name a few changes:

  • Pattern Matching for switch,
  • Record Patterns,
  • Virtual Threads,
  • Calling native stuff,
  • Simple Web server,
  • what's gone and what will be gone,
  • and other stuff.

If you find them interesting, let’s dive deep together into new interesting stuff.

Piotr Przybyl

Notorious engineer at work and after hours, tracing meanders of the art of software engineering. Remote Software Gardener, mostly working in web-oriented Java gardens. Programming usually in Java (since 1.3) and Scala, but in other languages too. Fan of agility, seen mostly as choosing the right tools and approaches after asking the right questions. Developer, trainer and conference speaker. In his talks, Piotr covers not only hardcore Java but also software architecture, computer security, and soft-skills.