Live stream recording: Getting Ready for Java 17
For those who couldn’t join us on September 15 for the live stream of Getting Ready for Java 17, we have some good news for you. Our recording of the event, hosted by Mala Gupta with appearances from Java Champions Trisha Gee, Nicolai Parlog, and Tagir Valeev, is now available.
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A new Java version announcement is often accompanied by a mix of excitement and concern from the Java community. Our YouTube recording should help quell any fears you may have about the new release.
JDK 17 is the current long-term support (LTS) release. IntelliJ IDEA was already able to support development with Java 17 upon its release in September. Our speakers discussed the new release and what they thought about it:
Trisha Gee (Lead Java Advocate, JetBrains): It is great that JetBrains had support for Java 17 even before its release. It is worth noting that IntelliJ IDEA has language migration inspections to help you move from Java 16 to 17. Those who are not sure about using Java 17 can just give it a try, and IntelliJ IDEA will help you use new features as you go along.
Nicolai Parlog (Developer Advocate for Oracle): At some point, we’re all going to have to move from previous versions of Java because the support for the old versions will be cut off. Trying a new release is fun. It is great to dive into new language features, and I encourage everyone to give Java 17 a try.
Tagir Valeev (Technical Lead for Java Support in IntelliJ IDEA): Offering up-to-date solutions in a rapidly changing environment isn’t easy. Nevertheless, the IntelliJ IDEA development team knows that the IDE must be ready as soon as the latest release arrives. Users can be sure that their IDE is always ready to use no matter which version of the software they want to use.
As you can see, our speakers are pretty enthusiastic, and they didn’t hesitate to try the new release. Would you give it a try?
Mala Gupta is currently preparing a screencast on how to use Java 17 language features. Follow IntelliJ IDEA’s YouTube channel to get updates about further content.
Whatever your next step will be, whether you are interested in trying out the shiny new features of Java 17 or planning to stick with a trusted old version, you can rely on IntelliJ IDEA. It offers everything you need for stress-free development.
Mala works as a Java Developer Advocate with JetBrains. A Java Champion, she has authored multiple books with Manning, Packt, and O’Reilly Publications. She has 20 years of experience in the software industry and is a frequent speaker at international industry conferences. She has been actively supporting Java certification as a path to career advancement. Mala also co-leads Delhi JUG and Women Who Code Delhi.
Nicolai (aka nipafx) is a Java enthusiast focused on language features and core APIs with a passion for learning and sharing – in articles, newsletters, and books; in tweets, videos, and streams; and in demo repos and at conferences. More on all of that can be found on nipafx.dev. Nicolai’s a Java Developer Advocate at Oracle and organizer of Accento. That aside, he’s best known for his haircut.
Trisha works as a Lead Java Developer Advocate at JetBrains. She is a Java Champion, published author, and leader of the Java Developer Advocacy team at JetBrains. Trisha has developed Java applications for a range of industries of all sizes, including finance, manufacturing and non-profit. She has expertise in Java high performance systems, dabbles with Open Source development, and is a leader of the Sevilla Java User Group.
Trisha’s exceptionally passionate about sharing things that help real developers. That might include getting them up to speed on the latest version of Java, teaching them tips and tricks to save time with IntelliJ IDEA, or promoting healthy technical communities across the globe. Trisha values helping all developers level up their careers and skills at every step of their journey.
Read more from Trisha in the books 97 Things Every Java Developer Should Know, What to Look for in a Code Review, and Developer, Advocate!. Trisha also produces a monthly newsletter for JetBrains, Java Annotated Monthly, which offers a great summary of the month’s news from the world of Java.
Tagir is a Technical Lead with the IntelliJ IDEA Java team at JetBrains. He likes Java a lot and even contributes to its evolution, participating in the Project Amber Expert Group and submitting patches to OpenJDK. A Java Champion, he is also a creator of the StreamEx library, which enhances the Java Stream API.