HTTP 2.0 comes to Java: what Servlet 4.0 means to you

by Ed Burns 

Thursday, 11 June 2015 13:30 @ Room 2

It’s hard to overstate how much has changed in the world since HTTP 1.1 went final, in June 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 takes a peek at 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.