Java 21 has come and gone, but the Java release train continues with Java 23!

In this presentation, we will briefly review key changes between Java 11 and 21, as they form an important foundation for where Java is heading. Once that foundation is laid, we will look at what has changed in Java since 21, including the likely finalization of the two remaining big features of Project Loom, Scoped Values and Structured Concurrency, and how that will rewrite the story of concurrency in Java.

We will also cover other important changes, including Generational ZGC, Java language updates, and the Foreign Function and Memory API, and even take a look into the future of where Java is heading!