HTTP 2.0 comes to Java. What Servlet 4.0 means to you.

David Delabassee

It’s hard to overstate how much has changed in the world since HTTP 1.1 went final in June of 1999. There were no smartphones, Google had not yet IPO’d, Java Swing was less than a year old… you get the idea. Yet for all that change, HTTP remains at version 1.1.

Change is finally coming. HTTP 2.0 should be complete by 2015, and with that comes the need for a new version of Servlet. It will embrace HTTP 2.0 and expose its key features to Java EE 8 applications. This session gives a peek into the progress of the Servlet spec and shares some ideas about how developers can take advantage of this exciting update to the world’s most successful application protocol on the world’s most popular programming language.


David Delabassee

David Delabassee is a Software Evangelist working in the GlassFish and Java EE Team at Oracle. Prior to that, he spent the last 10 years at Sun Microsystems focusing on Java end-to-end (from the smart card to the high end server), all the related technologies, and the developer tools. He has been involved in Java projects since the early days of this technology. David is a steering member of Devoxx Belgium.
In his spare time, he enjoy tinkering and playing with technologies such as Java, Arduino, Processing, Linux, etc.

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