The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Java Class Reloading

Track: Java

This session takes a look at the options available for Java class reloading. We are going to take a look at 3 technical solutions to the problem – HotSwap, classloaders, and Java agent based approach – what are the benefits and shortcomings.

Anton Arhipov

Anton is a Developer Advocate at JetBrains. Professional interests include programming languages, middleware and developer tooling. He tweets as @antonarhipov, speaks at Java conferences, and occasionally writes articles for RebelLabs at