Serverless Java Challenges and Triumphs

Short abstract

This hands-on session examines the challenges to using Java for serverless functions and the latest Java platform features that address them. It also digs into the open source Fn project’s unparalleled Java support (including Kotlin), which makes it possible to build, test, and scale out Java-based functions applications.

Long abstract

Serverless Functions are hot, developer and corporate interest are exploding! But let’s face it, although Java is one of the most popular programming languages in the world it isn’t the most popular language for writing functions—at least not yet. According to James Governor, “When Web Companies Grow Up They Turn into Java shops” so as functions become mainstream will Java become the dominant language for authoring functions? Can it be?

In this hands-on session, we will examine the challenges of using Java for Serverless functions and the latest features provided by the Java platform that address them. We will also dig into the open source Fn project’s unparalleled Java support (including Kotlin) which makes it possible to build, test, and scale out Java-based functions applications.