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Peter von der Ah, Sun Microsystems

Peter  von der Ah

Peter von der Ah is a software engineer in the Core Libraries and Tools group at Sun Microsystems, Inc. His main responsibility is the Java Language Compiler (javac) but occasionally contributes to the core libraries (java.lang and java.util). Peter started working with Sun after graduating from the University of Aarhus with a Master's Degree in Computer Science.

During his studies, Peter worked for the university and various Aarhus-based software companies, including OOVM A/S, Mjlner Informatics A/S, and CRYPTOMAThIC A/S. A year before graduating, Peter joined Mads Torgersen's team developing the new wildcards feature, now part of JDK 5.0.

Since May 2004, Peter has been living in Mountain View, CA USA.

Presentation: "Introduction J2SE"

Track:   Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition

Time: Monday 10:15 - 10:45

Location: Conference Hall 2

Abstract: Tiger (J2SE 5.0) will soon be here. This talk will introduce the new features and tools added to the Java(TM) Programming Language, including Generics, Enhanced for Loop, Enums, Annotations (metadata), Autoboxing/Unboxing, Varargs, and Static Imports.

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Presentation: "New features in the core Java(TM) libraries"

Track:   Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition

Time: Monday 13:00 - 14:00

Location: Conference Hall 2

Abstract:

With the new release of the J2SE 5.0 a variety of features have been added to both the language and the core libraries. All these features were added to ease programming, remove the need for tedious boilerplate code, and generally make programming more fun.

We will look into the new features, including typesafe enums, BigDecimal, the Formatter API, the Scanner API and the many improvements in the collection classes.

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Presentation: "Panel Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition"

Track:   Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition

Time: Monday 16:45 - 17:30

Location: Conference Hall 2