Should I upgrade my Java?

Track: Java Platform
Java 11 was released in September 2018, and Java 17 was released in 2021. However, even today, plenty of developers still use Java 11 or even Java 8. The motivation behind this talk is to make a compelling argument for an upgrade from Java 8 or 11 to Java 17. In this session, Nikhil will showcase the new features, demonstrate improvements, provide performance comparisons, and briefly discuss upgrade strategies. At the end, you’ll be able to answer the question, “Should I upgrade my Java?”
Nikhil Nanivadekar
Nikhil currently works as a Principal Engineer at Amazon. Prior to working at Amazon, Nikhil worked in the financial sector designing and developing mission critical applications. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pune, and a Master’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering with a specialization in robotics and controls from the University of Utah. He has always been passionate about open-source software, and is the active project lead of the open-source Eclipse Collections library. He has hosted workshops and talks revolving around the theme of robotics, data structures, and introductory talks to share his enthusiasm about different technologies. He is a regular speaker at technical conferences worldwide. Nikhil has contributed to 97 Things Every Java Programmer Should Know (O’Reilly) and 97 Things Every Cloud Engineer Should Know(O’Reilly). In 2018, Nikhil was selected as a Java Champion. He enjoys cooking with his family, hiking, skiing, reading, and working with animal rescue and relief organizations.