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The Java Language: looking to the future while keeping its foundations
We have an awesome talk lined up for this month Vicente Romero is a Principal Member of Technical Staff at Oracle and part of the core Java Product Team. Abstract: Java has been around for 20+ years. In that time, it has been declared dead many times, but Java is still the world most popular programming platform. We at the Java team want it to be vibrant and relevant for the next 20+ years too. We plan to continue to do this by staying relevant to the problems people want to solve, staying relevant to the hardware people want to run on and keeping the promises we've made to our users. We want to stay consistent to our principles. Evolving Java is a hard task given the number of constraints that we have. The main one is compatibility, the success of the language is due in a great deal to the fact that code written 20 years ago just works. But as organisms in the real world, Java has to evolve to stay relevant. In this talk we will talk about what we are doing to evolve the Java language, in particular we will talk about projects like Valhalla which will introduce value types and project Amber which will modernize the language while reducing its verbosity.


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What we're about

The Atlanta Java Users Group (AJUG) is organized by Java Developers for Java Developers in order to:

Provide a forum for exchanging information and for brainstorming with other developers on how to successfully implement new Java solutions.

Deliver monthly technical presentations on the latest Java/JVM technologies.

Support the needs of both newbies and experts through related Study Groups targeted at Java Certification and Java-OO architectural issues.

Promote the advantages of Java as a development and deployment environment to the business and educational communities.

While our focus is around Java and the JVM, we also cover a wide variety of other related topics such as Agile development methodologies, mobile and client-side software development frameworks and tools.

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How to join?

There are currently no dues or other formal requirements for joining AJUG. Simply join this Meetup group and start attending our meetings.

About Our Meetings

AJUG meets generally on the third Tuesday of each month from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm in the Perimeter area:

Roam Interactive Workspaces
1155 Mount Vernon Highway, Atlanta, GA

Our meetings emphasize high-quality technical content and we encourage interaction among attendees.

From 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm, we usually have a pre-meeting hangout at a local Pub before the meeting starts officially at 7:00 PM:

the Royal Oak Pub next to the venue, so come early, hang out, have some food & drink, then head over to the venue for the main event!

Annual DevNexus Developer Conference

The Atlanta Java Users Group also organizes the annual DevNexus developer conference. For more information see:

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