After a couple of years hiatus, Java SE is back on a regular release cadence again with Java SE 7 released in 2011 and SE 8 scheduled for early 2013. This session will go through what is planned for SE 8 and what the thoughts for SE 9 and beyond are. When Java was first introduced to the world, it solved some of the hardest problems known to developers at that time - Memory management, platform independence, simple machine to machine communication and so on. Now, almost 20 years later we see these problems resurfacing in the new world of computing with devices and the internet of things. Learn how Java can solve these problems a second time, and Oracles roadmap for the embedded versions of Java.