Tuesday, 14. May 2019., 12:40
In this community keynote by HUJAK, we want to present and compare the current state of Java and related software development in Croatia, our part of Europe, and worldwide. Therefore, we will start by discussing the latest global trends in software development and what does it mean in our rapidly evolving world full of new technologies based on IoT, Machine Learning and AI, Blockchain, Virtual Reality, and Robotics, to which we must respond to ASAP. Of course, when addressing those contemporary technology trends, we will focus mostly on our country and the region. In the other part, we will discuss the major events in the world of Java that happened in the last few years since Java 8 and Java 9/10/11 were widely adopted. We will see what Java 11 and 12 brought us and what developers are mostly using (or not) and why, as well as what will be there interesting in Java 13 and beyond, including new features from incubator projects Amber and Valhalla, and new ideas from projects Loom, Panama, Skara, and Metropolis. Once again, we are going to take a typical developer’s point of view on software development challenges in this part of Europe, and we will discuss the future of our software developers from the perspective of how to become one (educational institutions and practice) and how to get/earn a good job (local employers and the job market). We intend to close this keynote with details of (y)our favorite Java community aka HUJAK.