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Java Annotated Monthly – May 2022

Each month, we take a dive into the latest Java community news. Grab a cup of your favorite beverage, have a seat, and let’s go!

Java News

  • JEP 425: Virtual Threads – Learn about the introduction of virtual threads to the Java Platform. Virtual threads are lightweight threads that dramatically reduce the effort of writing, maintaining, and observing high-throughput concurrent applications.
  • JEP 427: Pattern Matching for switch – Extending pattern matching to switch allows an expression to be tested against a number of patterns, each with a specific action, so that complex data-oriented queries can be expressed concisely and safely. 
  • Oracle JRE and JDK Cryptographic Roadmap – If you are curious about Oracle’s plans for Q3 and Q4, this article will give you a general overview.
  • New Relic’s 2022 State of the Java Ecosystem Report – The goal of this report is to provide context and insights into the state of the Java ecosystem today.

Java Tutorials & Tips

Languages, Frameworks, Libraries, and Technologies

Kotlin Corner

Conferences and Events

  • [devnexus 2022] – Jeanne Boyarsky wrote three blog posts about this year’s edition of the conference. If you weren’t able to attend the event in April, you should definitely take a look!
  • JFocus, Stockholm, Sweden, May 2–4, 2022.
  • Jax Hybrid, Mainz, Germany, and online, May 2–6, 2022.
  • Microsoft JDConf, online, May 4–5, 2022.
  • QCon Plus, online, May 10–18, 2022.
  • GeeCON, Krakow, Poland, May 11–13, 2022. 
  • Devoxx UK, London, UK, May 11–13, 2022.
  • Voxxed Days Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland, May 17, 2022.
  • Kotlin Dev Day, Amsterdam, Netherlands, May 19, 2022.
  • JPrime, Sofia, Bulgaria, May 25–26, 2022.
  • Spring I/O, Barcelona, Spain, May 26–27, 2022.
  • Java Day Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey, and online, May 27–28, 2022.


That’s all! Thanks for reading, and I hope you enjoyed this month’s issue. Please remember that contributions are always welcome. If you’d like to add something to the next Java Annotated Monthly, please email us at (JAM<at> or get in touch on Twitter. Until next month, dear readers!

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