Gavin Bierman - Consulting Member Of Technical Staff
Gavin Bierman is a Consulting Member of Technical Staff based at Oracle Labs UK. He is a member of the Programming Language Research Group and is currently a member of the Java team helping design the next versions of Java.
His interests are broadly in the areas of programming language design and formalisation. He has published papers on Java, C#, TypeScript, databases (object-oriented, XML and noSQL), type systems, operational semantics, separation logic, dynamic software updating, relational algebra, lambda calculus, control operators, modal logic, proof theory and category theory.
He joined Oracle in March 2014. Previously he was a senior researcher at Microsoft Research Cambridge from March 2004 until March 2014. Before that he was a lecturer at the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory and a Fellow, College Lecturer and Director of Studies at St John’s College, Cambridge. He has a PhD from the University of Cambridge, and a BSc from Imperial College.
Papers and talks can be found here.
- Patterns: Exhaustiveness, Unconditionality, and Remainder on May 26, 2023 Java Language Amber
- JEP proposed to target JDK 21: 441: Pattern Matching for switch on May 5, 2023 Amber JDK 21
- JEP proposed to target JDK 21: 440: Record Patterns on May 5, 2023 Amber JDK 21
- New candidate JEP: 433: Pattern Matching for switch (4th Preview) on October 19, 2022 Amber
- New candidate JEP: 432: Record Patterns (2nd Preview) on October 19, 2022 Amber
- JEP proposed to target JDK 19: Record Patterns (Preview) on May 13, 2022 Amber JDK 19
- New candidate JEP: 427: Pattern Matching for switch (Third Preview) on April 26, 2022 Amber
- JEP proposed to target JDK 18: 420: Pattern Matching for switch (Second Preview) on November 16, 2021 JDK 18 Amber
- Gavin Bierman explains Pattern Matching for switch, a Java 17 preview feature on October 1, 2021 Amber JDK 17
- Pattern Matching in the Java Object Model on January 6, 2021 Amber Java Language
- Specs update on December 22, 2020 Amber JDK 16 Java Language
- New candidate JEP: 395: Records on October 9, 2020 Amber JDK 16
- New candidate JEP: 394: Pattern Matching for instanceof on October 6, 2020 Amber JDK 16
- Finalizing in JDK 16 - Records on July 27, 2020 Amber JDK 16
- Finalizing in JDK 16 - Pattern matching for instanceof on July 27, 2020 Amber JDK 16
- Pattern Matching for Java on September 7, 2018 Amber
- Extending switch for Pattern Matching on April 1, 2017 Amber
- Data-Oriented Programming in Java on March 9, 2023 Amber
- Java Language Futures: Spring 2022 Edition on April 19, 2022 Amber
- Java Language Futures: Late 2021 Edition on September 21, 2021 Amber
- Java Language Futures: Spring 2021 on April 8, 2021 Amber JDK 17 JDK 16
- OracleDevLive Preview | Gavin Bierman on Java Language Futures on February 24, 2021 Amber
- Java Language Futures - Mid 2020 Edition on September 17, 2020 Java Language Amber
- Episode 28 “Java Language - State of the Union” on December 23, 2022 Amber
- Episode 17 “Pattern Matching for switch” with Gavin Bierman on June 13, 2021 Amber JDK 17 JDK 16
- Episode 4 “Record Classes” with Gavin Bierman on October 5, 2020 Amber JDK 16 JDK 15