This Thursday's Matter is... Project Loom.
Thursday's Matter is a virtual meetup on the topics that truly matter to today's developers.
Join us every Thursday when we'll be joined by an expert from around the globe. Each week we'll explore topics such as functional languages, mobile development, agile methodologies and machine learning.
THE FORMAT A 40-minute expert talk followed by a Q&A session.
Everyone is talking about how Project Loom will make concurrency child's play. Instead of reactive or asynchronous systems, we make a gazillion virtual threads. This should be simpler, but it also has dangers. For example, what happens if one task takes longer than expected? Or if it blocks forever? How can we force a task to stop? Has Project Loom made the ordinary ConcurrentHashMap slower?
In this talk, we will show a brief introduction to Project Loom. We then look at how we can prepare our code bases so that the migration to Loom is easier. We show how long-running tasks impact the liveness of our system. We look at what type of code we will need to refactor so that it is ready when Loom lands.
Dr Heinz Kabutz has programmed significant portions of several large Java applications and has taught Java to thousands of professional programmers. He is a regular speaker at all the major Java conferences and is the mastermind behind The Java Specialists' Newsletter.
Heinz was chosen as a Java Champion by Sun Microsystems, the inventors of Java, for his work in advancing Java.