ThinkAsync in Java 8
The parallel infrastructure of Java and JVM itself has evolved greatly in 21 years. It has made it though raw threads, execution pools, concurrency package extensions, as well as other frameworks like actors that found spread in different JVM languages like Scala for example. But developing a parallel/concurrent program is not a trivial task and not only in Java. In order to simplify the approach to concurrent programming and unlock the multicore performance the reactive paradigm was introduced adopting the functional programming style. The CompletableFuture coming out of the box in Java8 opens the full potential of this approach. In the session we will see a brief evolution of the concurrency in java and describe how we got to CompletableFuture, explore it, and see how we could use it.