Java’s Future-Looking Projects: Panama, Loom, Amber, and Valhalla
Posted on November 2, 2018
The press release "Oracle Code One Java Keynote Outlines the Future of Java" describes the Java Keynote at Oracle Code "highlight[ing] future projects:" Project Valhalla, Project Panama, Project Amber, and Project Loom. This post provides brief summaries of each of these projects and some recent work associated with each of these projects for those who may not be familiar.
Project Panama is about "Interconnecting JVM and native code." Its introduction states, "We are improving and enriching the connections between the Java TM virtual machine and well-defined but ‘foreign’ (non-Java) APIs, including many interfaces commonly used by C programmers."