Java ecosystem stewardship, 25 years of progress in the making
This year Java will celebrate it’s 25th birthday. Such an anniversary milestone is no easy feat. Keeping Java a favorite choice for millions of developers has not happened by accident; rather it’s through the continual careful stewardship, addressing ongoing challenges and evolving developer expectations, that keeps Java vibrant. Good stewardship doesn’t only mean having a compelling technical roadmap — it also means keeping the community and ecosystem vibrant. Not all of it is obvious and not all rumors are true; this talk will shine a light onto what the Java team at Oracle has done for us (the community and ecosystem), lately, in OpenJDK and beyond. What has Oracle ever done for Java that will keep Java going for the next 25 years and beyond? Come attend to learn how to separate fact from fiction.