Just like last year, this October Caplin attended JAX London – the ‘Conference for Java & Software Innovation’.
The main theme of this year’s conference revolved around Oracle’s recent release of Java 9 and its introduction of modules to the Java platform. Modules, as promised by Project Jigsaw for quite some time, present a substantial shift in the way the JVM is packaged and delivered – with varying implications for existing Java projects.
Watch this space next week for further blog entries regarding Java 9.
Outside of modules, one interesting talk discussed programming language alternatives on the JVM. The keen reader of this blog will know that Caplin has started experimenting with Kotlin for internal code. We are pleased to report that a well-known figure in programming literature – Dr Russel Winder – has given Kotlin his approval.
Furthermore, we witnessed talks on all things Blockchain and DevOps, and we experienced delightful diversions, such as a project attempting to port over the source code of the game Doom 3 to Java.
For more, check out https://jaxlondon.com/program/ and return to the Caplin blog next week.