Java SE 8 is the next release of the core Java platform and contains lots of exciting new features. In addition to the big features like Lambda expressions, extension methods for interfaces and a new Date and Time API there are plenty of smaller features as well. This session will rapidly cover fifty-five new features that are scheduled for inclusion in Java SE 8 when it is released in March.
Simon Ritter is Manager of the Java Technology Evangelist team at Oracle Corporation. Simon has been in the IT business since 1984 and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Brunel University in the U.K.
Originally working in the area of UNIX development for AT&T UNIX System Labs and then Novell, Simon moved to Sun in 1996. At this time he started working with Java technology and has spent time working both in Java development and consultancy. Having moved to Oracle as part of the Sun acquisition he now focuses on the core Java platform, Java for client applications and embedded Java. He also continues to develop demonstrations that push the boundaries of Java for applications like gestural interfaces, embedded robot controllers and in-car systems.
Follow him on Twitter,@speakjava, and his blog at blogs.oracle.com/speakjava.