How and Why to Upgrade to Java 17
Johan Janssen is working as software architect at Sanoma Learning. He has been working for various demanding companies where rapidly delivering high-quality software was very important. Johan regularly writes articles and presents about various subjects, but mainly around Java. He spoke in 20 countries at more than 40 different conferences such as JavaOne, GOTO, Devoxx, JavaZone, J-Fall, Jfokus and JavaLand. Johan received the JavaOne Rock Star and Oracle Code One Star awards.
Java upgrades are sometimes seen as difficult and many applications are still running on an older version of Java. This session describes Java’s current six months release process and why applications should use a recent Java version.
After that, I’ll explain the challenges of upgrading and provide some useful tips to make the process easier. Concrete examples (including solutions) will be used to show you how to upgrade your application to Java 17.
Let’s all make sure we upgrade as many applications as possible to the latest Java version!