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Biography: Simon Ritter
Simon Ritter is a Java Technology Evangelist at Oracle Corporation. Simon has been in the IT business since 1984 and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Brunel University in the U.K.
Originally working in the area of UNIX development for AT&T UNIX System Labs and then Novell, Simon moved to Sun in 1996. At this time he started working with Java technology and has spent time working both in Java technology development and consultancy. Having moved to Oracle as part of the Sun acquisition he now focuses on the core Java platform and Java for client applications. He also continues to develop demonstrations that push the boundaries of Java for applications like gestural interfaces.
Presentation: TweetThe Future of the Java Platform: Java SE 8 & Beyond
With the recent release of Java SE 7 the Java platform is back on the move, addressing the needs of developers as platforms and applications change. This session will briefly recap recent developments in Java SE 7 and the Java Community Process before moving onto the current ideas for features in Java SE 8. Discussions are underway within Oracle about the main themes for Java SE 9 and beyond. We'll conclude with a look at some of the features that are being considered for inclusion in versions of Java as far forward as Java SE 12