What's "Loom"ing in Java: The Why and What of Project Loom

Track: Core Java

Multithreading has been in Java from day one. The multithreading API has gone through significant changes over the years. And yet, we have something major that’s threading again. What’s the reason for yet another implementation, yet another change? How is that different from what we already have. When will we use the new model and when will we stick to the existing APIs.

Too many questions but we will not take them all in parallel. Instead we will give the questions serious thoughts and get a deeper understanding of the purpose of Project Loom, what problems it solves, and how and when we can benefit from it.

Venkat Subramaniam

Dr. Venkat Subramaniam is an award-winning author, founder of Agile Developer, Inc., and an instructional professor at the University of Houston.

He has trained and mentored thousands of software developers in the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia, and is a regularly-invited speaker at several international conferences. Venkat helps his clients effectively apply and succeed with agile practices on their software projects.

Venkat is a (co)author of multiple books, including the 2007 Jolt Productivity award winning book Practices of an Agile Developer. His latest book is Functional Programming in Java: Harnessing the Power of Java 8 Lambda Expressions. You can reach him by email at venkats at agiledeveloper dot com or on twitter at @venkat_s.