Java 15 will see the first release of Project Loom. I believe this will be a game-changer for the JVM. In this post, I’d like to dive a bit into the reasons that lead me to believe that. First, we need to understand the core problem. Then, I will try to describe how previous technologies try to solve it. Afterwards, we will see the approach taken by Project Loom. Finally, I’ll extrapolate on what effects the latter could have on the ecosystem. Threading We first have to remember
In the latest years, there has been some push-back against frameworks, and more specifically annotations: some call it magic, and claim it’s hard to understand the flow of the application. It’s IMHO part of a developer’s job to know about some main frameworks. But it’s hard to argue in favor of annotations when there are more annotations than actual code.