JDT Embraces Java 9 - An insider's perspective

Eclipse Java Development Tooling or JDT has its own Java compiler at its core, aptly called the JDT Core consisting of the Java compiler and various tools including java model, search infrastructure, content assist, Abstract Syntax Tree Tools etc.  Java 9 is the latest entry in the Java world bringing along-with it a "module" of changes - so to speak.  Any change in the language standards affects JDT directly. While some of the earlier language specification changes affected only the compiler, Java 9, in contrast, has a direct impact on user who uses Eclipse IDE for creating and managing Java Projects. Java 9  introduces the concept of "Modules" which affects JDT from the compiler level to the project dependency layer affecting a normal user. Support for this feature will be dealt with, in detail, in this talk.

This talk would start with a brief overview of the Java 9 features especially the "module" feature that have direct impact on Eclipse users,  describe the JDT support for features, touch upon some of the design aspects, and would conclude with a demo of Eclipse JDT for Java 9.

 
 

Outline/structure of the Session

- Basic Command line compiler enhancements of JDT for Java 9

- Modules in the Java Model Context /JavaElement Project Context

- Tools in action with Search, DOM AST and model

- Milling project coin features implementation in JDT Core

- Demo of user specici jdt.ui java 9 specific features + migration

- Conclusion

Learning Outcome

An attendee is expected to come out with the understanding of the following:

- Command line compiler options and features available in JDT for Java 9

- Value added features over IDE and Standalone processing provided by JDT for Java 9

- Java 9 support in JDT including migration and features.

- Important concepts of Java 9 when applied in relation to the existing model in JDT

Target Audience

Any Java Developer

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