RQS-5940 Modules are coming ... to libraries?? | Devoxx US

Modules are coming ... to libraries??

BOF (Bird of a Feather)

java Java Language

LL 20 D

Wednesday from 8:00 PM til 9:00 PM

Modules are coming!

Just like winter in a well known series, you had to wait a bit.

Java 9 is being released this year and with it comes the module system. This is a groundbreaking change in the Java ecosystem: from now on, you can isolate the private (but declared public) classes of your library from those pesky users who always would flush them out, use them and then complain when they change.

What are the challenges for library developers? Still 1.6 compatible anyone? What about this nice (pre-)modular design where you would have common packages across different jars? How does this fit with the multi release jars? How to handle dependencies that may be slow to migrate?

Come to this session to discuss and hear about issues others are facing and how together we can make the ecosystem move fast and furious to modules!

Louis Jacomet Louis Jacomet

Louis Jacomet has been perfecting his knowledge of Java for more than 15 years. Always a developer at heart, his role evolved over the last years to include technical team leading, coaching and some management. In addition to the bits and bytes, Louis is interested in people management skills mandatory to create a productive project team. To complete the buzzword bingo, Louis is interested in agile practices for the visibility, communication and result orientation it promotes. Louis works remotely from Belgium for Terracotta, with a focus on Ehcache.