Core Development Tools Update


Where are things with Jenkins 2, Java 9, and Maven? In this session we'll look at the status of the major updates to core development tools, including (where applicable) demos of the current releases. We'll also cover some simple scenarios for using Docker to ease development tasks, even if you aren't ready for Docker in production. We'll conclude with a review of what it means to be a "full stack developer" in a world of advanced JavaScript, mobile, voice, virtual reality, and more.

Speaker: Will Iverson, CTO,

Dev9 (

Will Iverson is the CTO/Co-owner of Dev9, a Kirkland, WA-based consulting firm focused on delivering software projects based on the principles of Continuous Delivery (Agile, CI, TDD, binary repositories, DevOps, etc.).

Will has been working in the computer and information technology field professionally since 1990. His diverse background includes developing statistical applications to analyze data from the NASA Space Shuttle, product management for Apple Computer, and developer relations for Symantec's Visual Cafe. Will's clients over the last two decades include Sun, BEA, Canal+ Technologies, AT&T, T-Mobile, the State of Washington, and many, many more. In addition to his work at Dev9, Will enjoys experimenting with 3D engines and virtual reality.