Beyond Java 9: An Overview of Project Valhalla

Project Valhalla is an experimental OpenJDK project to develop major new language features for consideration for inclusion beyond Java 9. The project was announced in July 2014 and has seen brisk prototying efforts since then. This talk will offer a highly speculative sneak preview of the advanced features currently in development for the Java language and virtual machine under this banner. In particular, the presentation will cover the motivation, challenges and state of development of two of the key Valhalla features viz, Value types and Generic Specialization.

 
 

Outline/structure of the Session

Introduction to Valhalla

Key features under development

Motivation for Value types

Motivation for Generic specialization

Challenges

State of the prototype

Learning Outcome

A high level understanding of the features under consideration and development beyond Java 9

Target Audience

Any one interested in the Java language

Requirements

Projector. USB connector.

schedule Submitted 8 months ago

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