Breaking Java Stereotypes: It's Not Your Dad's Language Anymore

Room 3
10:20 - 11:20

Talk (60 min)

Forget what you thought you knew about Java. This isn't the clunky language of yesteryear.

With a wave of powerful new features, Java has shed its verbose reputation and emerged as a streamlined, expressive force in modern development.

In this talk, we'll dive into the Java renaissance. Explore records, sealed classes, pattern matching, and string templates – the tools that are making Java code more concise and elegant than ever before. We'll also take a peek at virtual threads and structured concurrency, features that streamline multithreading for the modern era.

Ready for a fresh look at an old favorite? Discover the Java that will surprise you and transform the way you code.

Bazlur Rahman

A N M Bazlur Rahman is a Software Engineer with over a decade of specialized experience in Java and related technologies. His expertise has been formally recognized through the prestigious title of Java Champion. Beyond his professional commitments, Mr. Rahman is deeply involved in community outreach and education. He is the founder and current moderator of the Java User Group in Bangladesh, where he has organized educational meetups and conferences since 2013.

In the past two years, Mr. Rahman has been an active speaker at various international conferences and Java user groups. His talks have often focused on specialized topics such as concurrency and virtual threads. In addition to his community work, Mr. Rahman also serves as an editor for Java Queue at InfoQ and, both of which are leading platforms for technology content. Notably, he has authored five books on the Java programming language in Bengali, three of which have become best sellers in Bangladesh.

Mr. Rahman holds a bachelor's degree in Information Technology, majoring in Software Engineering, from the Institute of Information Technology, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. He currently resides in Toronto, Canada.