Simon Ritter

Simon Ritter

Deputy CTO at Azul Systems


Simon Ritter is the Deputy CTO of Azul Systems.  Simon has been in the IT business since 1984 and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Brunel University in the U.K.

Simon joined Sun Microsystems in 1996 and started working with Java technology from JDK 1.0; he has spent time working in both Java development and consultancy.  Having moved to Oracle as part of the Sun acquisition, he managed the Java Evangelism team for the core Java platform.  Now at Azul, he continues to help people understand Java as well as Azul’s JVM technologies and products.  Simon has twice been awarded Java Rockstar status at JavaOne and is a Java Champion.  He represents Azul on the Java SE Expert Group, OpenJDK Vulnerability Group and Adoptium Steering Committee.

Agenda Talks

Java Con

10:15 to 11:00
03 Nov 2021

How Your Java is Still Served Hot

The Java platform is over twenty-six years old and has reached its 17th release, yet, according to developer surveys, it is consistently in the top three most popular languages.

How is this possible?

In this presentation, we’ll explore how Java has adapted to changing application demands, new development patterns, and keeping the competition at bay.

What features does Java have now that continue to give it appeal for new application development?  How does the JVM deliver better scalability and performance than other platforms?  Where does Java go from here?  These and other questions will all be answered.