Angie Jones

Senior Director, Developer Relations at Applitools


Modern Java: Beyond Version 8
Wednesday 18:15 - 19:00

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While most people are still using Java 8 from seven years ago, new versions of the language are being released every six months! The latest versions provide an abundance of new features such as functional programming capabilities, switch expressions, local variable type inference, additions to the Stream API, new factory methods for Collections, text blocks and much more. This talk will introduce my favorite new features since Java 8, provide practical examples of how these features can be used, and offer recommended practices and gotchas when using these features. Key Takeaways: Introduction of new features in the latest releases of Java Examples of how the features can be used Recommendations on good practices when using these features Gotchas and caveats Greater command of the programming language


Angie Jones is a Java Champion and Senior Director who specializes in test automation strategies and techniques. She shares her wealth of knowledge by speaking and teaching at software conferences all over the world, writing tutorials and technical articles on, and leading the online learning platform, Test Automation University. As a Master Inventor, Angie is known for her innovative and out-of-the-box thinking style which has resulted in more than 25 patented inventions in the US and China. In her spare time, Angie volunteers with Black Girls Code to teach coding workshops to young girls in an effort to attract more women and minorities to tech.