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JDK 8 Crash Course

Here is the overview - as an FYI, we will be spending a fair amount of time discussing the support for JDK 8 by the various tools used in a CD pipeline, including Maven, code coverage, static analysis, etc.

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JDK 8 Crash Course

Tour Through The New Features

Intended Audience: Java Developers 


3:00 PM - Doors Open! Social Mixer, beverages and appetizers

3:30 PM - Presentation

4:30 PM - Open Discussion, beverages & appetizers


JDK 8 is the first major update to the Java platform since Java 7 was released in 2011. In this session, we'll walk through the major new features of JDK 8, review compatibility with major tools, implications for new code, and more.


• JDK 8 High Level Overview

• Major New Feature: Lambda

• Collections, Streams, Comparison with other platforms

• Nashorn: Embedded JavaScript

• New Date & Time API

• Other improvements, Optional

• Current Tool Support - IDEs & Refactoring, Code Coverage & Static Code Analysis, Misc. Open Source Frameworks

• Q & A


Will Iverson, CTO, Dev9

Will Iverson is the CTO of Dev9, a software development consulting firm based in Kirkland. Will has written several books and numerous articles on software development. Prior companies and clients include Apple, Symantec, AT&T, t-mobile, Amazon, and more.  In addition to web services, mobile and device development for local clients, Will develops HTML5-based video games in his free time.

This presentation is part of an ongoing series of seminars & webinars hosted by Dev9 on the topic of Continuous Delivery. You can be notified of future events by signing up at

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