Microsoft JDConf is back in 2024!

Bruno Borges

In a rapidly expanding digital world, the Java community stands out with its remarkable and unprecedented growth. According to a 24th edition of the State of Developer Nation survey, the Java community has seen incredible growth over the last two years, gaining nearly 8M developers and reaching just over 17M globally. This remarkable trend sets Java apart, signaling its vital role in shaping the future of technology.

This explosive growth sets the stage for the groundbreaking discussions and innovations we will showcase at Microsoft JDConf 2024.

Announcing Microsoft JDConf 2024 – Aired live on March 27/28, 2024.

As we celebrate this vibrant expansion, we’re thrilled to announce the dates for Microsoft JDConf 2024: March 27th and 28th. JDConf 2024 is set to be a landmark Microsoft event for the Java community. This virtual conference offers an immersive experience in the latest Java technology trends, cloud development, and innovative practices. This year, we’re significantly emphasizing developer productivity, showcasing how emerging technologies and AI advancements are revolutionizing the Java developer experience.

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Submit your proposal for JDConf 2024.

State of Java in the enterprise

The 2023 State of Java in the Enterprise report by Vaadin highlights that Java is undergoing a transformational resurgence as Java apps are modernized for an increasingly cloud-native world. Enterprises continue investing in Java and see it as a foundation for their business applications.

  • Continued investments in Java: Enterprises are increasingly building full-stack Java applications and modernizing existing ones.
  • Migration to Java 17 and beyond: Over a quarter of enterprises have adopted Java 17 and later.
  • Focus on maintainability and security: These factors are primary motivators for modernizing Java applications.
  • Rising popularity of Spring Boot: Frameworks like Spring Boot are becoming more popular among Java developers.
  • Substantial on-premises Java applications: Despite the shift to the cloud, many Java applications remain on-premises.

As the Java ecosystem grows, businesses face modernization challenges, especially in Europe and the Americas. The push towards maintainability, security, and cost-effective solutions drives significant changes in Java application usage in enterprise environments.

Driving Java development forward with Generative AI and Copilots

At Microsoft, we are at the forefront, leading the charge in redefining Java’s migration, modernization, and overall developer experience. This includes robust support for PaaS services, migration tooling, and significant contributions to the Java ecosystem through strategic partnerships with industry leaders like IBM, Oracle, Red Hat, and VMware.

Together, we are leaping forward with cutting-edge Generative AI and Copilot technologies, as recently unveiled at Microsoft Ignite, to revolutionize how Java development is approached. JDConf will showcase how these revolutionary technologies transform the end-to-end Java application development experience. From intelligent coding assistance to streamlined project management, these innovations are designed to elevate the way Java developers work. Discover how Microsoft’s advancements in AI are optimizing Java development workflows, improving code quality, and enabling more efficient collaboration.

Call for speakers is now open!

JDConf is not just a platform for learning; it’s an opportunity for Java professionals and customers to showcase their expertise, network, and contribute to the community. Topics of interest for JDConf 2024 include:

  • Architecture: Effective application design, best practices, cookbooks.
  • Development tools: IDEs, Copilot, build and automation, testing.
  • Frameworks: Spring, Jakarta EE, Micronaut, Vert.x, Grails, JHipster, etc.
  • Java with generative AI and large language models (LLMs): Practical applications, integration challenges, and Java’s role in advancing AI-driven solutions.
  • Migration and modernization of Java apps: Best practices, discovery, assessment, landing zone accelerators.
  • Java in the cloud: Running Java apps in the cloud, containers, PaaS, Serverless, etc.
  • Java language: Core Java, JDK, platform, JVM languages, etc.
  • Observability and performance: Performance monitoring, tuning, and diagnostics.
  • Open Source and community: Open source projects, OpenJDK, and community organizations.
  • Security: Keeping applications and data secure.
  • Stories: Customer stories, developer stories, and interesting case studies.

We have limited spots available, so submit your topic soon. Your contributions make JDConf a hub of innovation and thought leadership in the Java community. Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of something extraordinary.

Submit your proposal for JDConf 2024 here.

Join us in shaping Java’s future

JDConf 2024 promises to gather some of the brightest minds in Java development. Whether you’re a speaker sharing your groundbreaking work or an attendee eager to learn and network, your presence will contribute significantly to this vibrant community. We eagerly anticipate your participation in what promises to be an enlightening and inspiring event.

Join us on March 27th and 28th to experience the future of Java development, where innovation meets practical application. Let’s continue to push the boundaries of what’s possible together!

Stay ahead of the curve with @JavaAtMicrosoft for all the latest updates and join the JDConf 2024 conversation at #JDConf.

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