Thinking Beyond Java 8
What you'll learn
- Starting from Java 9, navigate through every release up to Java 17
- Language Features
- Garbage Collectors like G1, ZGC, Epsilon, Shenandoah
- Super useful tools like Jpackage, JShell, JDK Flight Recorder, and more
- Performance-related improvements
- Removals and Deprecations
- Understand the new JDK release cycle and how the Java language and platform are evolving at a rapid pace
- Make well-informed decisions about moving beyond Java 8
- Tips on Migration(Examples on JAXB, Hibernate, and Spring Boot)
- Programming experience with Java 8 (Some of the code examples contain Lambdas & Streams)
- A computer with the latest JDK and an IDE
- Basic understanding of Maven (Used only for a handful of lectures)
The Java platform is developing faster than at any time in its history. One key area of focus remains developer productivity.
The challenge is keeping up to date with all the latest changes.
This course will help you to-
Understand how the Java language and platform are evolving after Java 8
Be well-versed with different enhancements, innovations, improvements, and tools after Java 8
Know about the new JDK release cycle
Catch up with the latest modern features
Along with the above, broaden your horizon about different areas that one should look at in a given JDK release.
Starting from Java 9, we will incrementally move up to Java 17 and explore :
Language Features, Garbage Collectors, Library enhancements, Tools, Removals and Deprecations, and a lot more.
We target a single Java release in every section.
Some of the topics covered -
Text Blocks, Switch Expressions, Records, Pattern Matching for instanceof, Pattern Matching for switch, Sealed Classes
Garbage Collectors - G1, Epsilon, ZGC, Shenandoah
Modularity, jdeps, jlink, jdeprscan
Improved Docker Container Detection
Tool/Toolkit - Jpackage, JShell, JDK Flight Recorder
Factory methods in Collections
Understand how String concatenation works behind the scenes
Some of the changes in the Stream API
Local Variable Type Inference along with recommendations on usage
Application Class Data Sharing
The new HTTP Client API
Handy String API changes
Writing scripts using the Java programming language
JMH (Java Microbenchmark Harness)
Encapsulated JDK internals
Tips on Migration (Examples on JAXB, Hibernate, and Spring Boot)
The course will immensely benefit Java developers interested in getting up to speed with the ever-evolving Java language.
There are lots of exercises (along with the solution) that will help you to gain confidence.
The course is not a migration guide but we do cover numerous areas that can have an impact on migration.
What if you have questions?
I offer full support, 7 days a week, answering any questions you have.
Who this course is for:
- Java developers interested in getting up to speed with the ever-evolving Java language
- You want to learn the new features of modern Java
I am a software architect on paper but a developer at heart.
After working as a software developer, technical lead, and architect for 14 years in the Java ecosystem for various companies, I decided to follow my calling, which is to teach. Even when I was working, using my hands-on experience as a software developer, I have delivered lectures on C++, Java, Spring framework, and Design patterns.
I am also a blogger where I write about Java, Spring, Hibernate, and Data structures.
I love playing and watching football.
Data is all around us, but knowledge is not - whether it was my graduation or in my job, many a time, I had to learn technical concepts the hard way. I am here to make it easy for you.
See you in the course...