New Livestream: Virtual Threads in Action!

Updated on February 2, 2024.

On January 31, 2024, we hosted our IntelliJ IDEA LiveStream with Dmitry Aleksandrov about the world’s first web framework fully based on virtual threads.

Session abstract

Helidon 4 became the world’s first web framework fully based on virtual threads – one of the major game changers in the industry! Virtual threads, which first appeared in Project Loom and then as a production feature in Java 21, dramatically improve resource usage in the JVM, allowing us to achieve performance comparable to reactive engines, but with a fully blocking paradigm. In this talk, I am going to tell you the story of Helidon WebServer – the problems and their solutions, the tasks it is designed to work on, and why it has changed the world of microservices frameworks.

Asking questions

Dmitry will try to answer all of your questions during the session. If we run out of time, we’ll do our best to address any remaining questions afterwards and publish the answers in a follow-up blog post.

Your speaker and host


Dmitry Aleksandrov

Dmitry is a software developer at Oracle, a Java Champion, and an Oracle Groundbreaker. He’s currently working on Project Helidon. He has more than 19 years of experience, mainly in Java Enterprise in the banking and telecom industries, but he’s also interested in dynamic languages on the JVM and features like massive computations on GPUs. A true believer in open-source and community driven initiatives, he is a co-lead of the Bulgarian Java User Group and co-organizer of the jPrime conference.

Dmitry is a blogger and also a frequent speaker at local events as well as conferences like JavaOne/CodeOne, Devoxx, Voxxed, Joker, and JPoint.


Mala Gupta

A Java Champion and JUG leader, Mala has authored multiple books with Manning, Packt, and O’Reilly Publications. She has more than two decades of experience in the software industry and is a regular speaker at industry conferences around the world. She has been actively supporting Java certification as a path to career advancement.

Happy developing!

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