The Java SE Platform and the JDK are moving to a rapid, six-month release cadence, with the next release in March 2018. We’ll review the motivations for this change, discuss some of its consequences, and take a look ahead at the pipeline of features currently in development. About the Speakers: Mark Reinhold Mark Reinhold is […]

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As the Java community will be aware, work is well underway on Project Valhalla, an initiative to add value types and specialized generics to the Java Virtual Machine. Simon Ochsenreither chats to Valhalla about what this will mean for Scala developers, and why he’s trying to motivate this community into helping mould the final shape […]

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Project Valhalla promises to add virtual machine support for value classes and specialization in Java. However, the assumptions built into the low level specialization scheme are not compatible to all of the Scala programming language features, such as existentials and variance: there is a semantic gap between the Java specialization in Project Valhalla and the […]

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