Java, Turbocharged

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Over the last twenty years, there has been a paradigm shift in software development: from meticulously planned release cycles to an experimental way of working in which lead times are becoming shorter and shorter. How can Java ever keep up with this trend when we have Docker containers that are several hundred megabytes in size, with warm-up times of ten minutes or longer? In a live coding demo I will demonstrate how we can use Quarkus so that we can create super small, super fast Java containers! This will give us better possibilities for scaling up and down - which can be a game-changer, especially in a serverless environment. It will also provide the shortest possible lead times, as well as a much better use of cloud performance with the added bonus of lower costs.

Speaker: Marcus Biel (@MarcusBiel)

Marcus works as Director of Developer Experience for Red Hat. He is a well-known software craftsman, Java influencer and Clean Code Evangelist. He is also a regular speaker at Java conferences all over the world, such as JBCN Conf Barcelona, JPoint Moscow and JAX London. Besides this, he works as a technical reviewer for renowned Java books such as Effective Java, Core Java SE 9 for the Impatient or Java by Comparison.

In 2015, Marcus started a Java blog and YouTube channel that makes Java accessible to passionate developers. There are many advanced tutorials that you can find online, but tutorials with a solid background like this one are rare. Marcus has become well-known in the Java community, with a total of[masked] followers across various social media platforms. In 2017, the editorial team at rated him #13 in their list of the world’s top Java influencers.