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Project Jigsaw in JDK 9: Modularity Comes To Java by Simon Ritter

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5:30-6:00: Food, Soda, Beer and Networking

We're grateful to Teksystems ( for their continued sponsorship of the food and Soda!. Inversoft ( is our beer sponsor.

6:00-6:15: Announcements

6:15-7:45: Project Jigsaw in JDK 9: Modularity Comes To Java

Project Jigsaw will bring modularity to the Java platform; something that will enable better security, performance and flexibility for deployment of applications. This talk will look at the fundamentals of how modularity in Java will work. Developers will need to understand that these changes go significantly further than just separating the standard class libraries into a number of discrete units.

This talk will explain the impact project Jigsaw will have on developers in terms of building their applications, as well as helping them to understand how things like encapsulation of private APIs, which have up until now been visible, will change in JDK 9.

About Simon Ritter

Simon Ritter has been involved in promoting Java since the release of the first official JDK, when he joined Sun Microsystems in February 1996. In his time at Sun/Oracle, he presented at almost all of the main Java conferences and many of the smaller ones.

He has delivered Java presentations in 56 countries on six continents. In that time, Simon covered a wide range of subjects covering the launch of all Java SE versions since 1.4, Java EE, web services, SOA, Cloud, Java ME, embedded Java and JavaFX.

Simon has written many articles, been a track lead several times for JavaOne content reviews and created training courses like the JDK 8 Lambdas and Streams MOOC, which had 10,000 people sign up for it. He writes a Java focused blog, which can be found at .

Follow Simon on Twitter @speakjava (

7:45: Door prizes

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8:00: After Meeting Networking

After meeting networking sponsored by ( and Okta ( We meet at Ale House at Amato's (