Neal Gafter reviews the long history of Java from its inception to the present and makes an incursion into what he thinks will be a great future and guessing what might come in Java SE 9+ after 2014.
Neal Gafter was a primary designer and implementer of the Java SE 4 and 5 language enhancements, and his Java Closures implementation won an OpenJDK Innovator’s Challenge award. Neal previously worked on Google’s online Calendar. Today, Neal works for Microsoft on .NET platform languages. Neal is coauthor of "Java Puzzlers: Traps, Pitfalls, and Corner Cases" (Addison Wesley, 2005).
The « What's Next » conference will be the biggest Java event ever organized in France as of 2011, gathering the vibrant French community. It will gather all the most important Java experts of the world around various high-level interventions. The goal of this annual conference is to bring the audience the most up-to-date information on the new and emerging technologies around the Java platform.