Speaker: Trisha Gee – @trisha_gee
A note on speaking quickly: this wasn’t specific to Trisha, but she mentioned it. A 25 minute talk doesn’t mean take a 30-45 minute talk and talk faster. It means have less content. Luckily, Trisha could refer to Venkat’s talk and actually have less content.
In any case, I learned new stuff for IntelliJ, so that’s good. And nice seeing two live demos (Venkat and Trisha) in a row.
- Supports next version of Java (before released)
- Modern Java is anything in Java 9 or higher because majority still on Java 8
- Have two options: LTS (currently Java 11) or latest (currently Java 15)
- Can choose version of Java for project including preview features version for most recent version of Java
- Showed refactoring to replace reference with “var”.
- And how to customize so doesn’t warn on every opportunity.
- Weak warning = gray out each refactoring opportunity.
- Inlay hints – can turn off hints for specific things like implicit types
- Won’t allow you do to the refactoring if changes the meaning. (Ex: when would change List<String> to List<Object>
- Convenience factory methods for collections
- Offers to replace Collections.unmodifiableXX() with List.of, Set.of(), Map.of
- Highlight code and alt-enter to see formatting options that apply to that code
- Java 11 has Collectors.toUnmodifiableList() and Optional.isEmpty()
- Java 15 – Switch expressions
- Can refactor existing code to enhanced switch and make shorter
- Can merge branches
- Java 15 – Text blocks
- Can refactor the mess of concatenation and \n into text block