Brussels / 3 & 4 February 2018


MethodHandles Everywhere!

The MethodHandle API was added in Java 7, as a way to programmatically build up smart function pointers. Far more powerful than simple reflection, handles JIT and optimize like Java code, producing a fast, direct, type-safe callable. And the API has continued to evolve: in Java 9, you can now embed atomic semantics, array views, loops and "finally" logic, and much more. Come learn how flexible and useful MethodHandles can be!


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