The Java Platform has seen a tremendous amount of evolution and improvements over the past 5 years in many different areas including: language features in Java, Kotlin, and Scala, Functional Programming, dev environments, test workflows, Reactive, Stream processing, distributed data, containerization, Serverless, and AoT compilation.

The talk will cover some of the most important changes and an end-to-end live code example using Kotlin, Spring Boot, Kotlin, R2DBC, Testcontainers, GraalVM Native Image, Buildpacks, and Gradle.