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April 17, 2014 -

[article] With so much happening around the Java platform, it’s understandable if you missed the recent improvements we made to the Secure Coding Guidelines for Java SE. In January 2014 the Java Platform Group released a significant update, Java 7 Update 51 establishing code-signing as the default for Applets and Web Start applications. In March 2014, we hit another major milestone with the long anticipated release of Java SE 8. There are a number of improvements to the Secure Coding Guidelines for Java SE...

April 17, 2014 -

[article] A few days ago the second beta of Groovy 2.3 got released. One of the major new Groovy 2.3 features are traits. A trait is a reusable set of methods and fields that can be added to one or more classes. A class can be composed out of multiple traits without using multiple inheritance (and therefore avoiding the diamond problem). The following piece of code shows a basic definition of a trait in Groovy 2.3...

April 17, 2014 -

[article] Rakuten is one of the largest e-commerce platforms in Japan and perhaps the world. They chose GlassFish to form a core of their extensive (24 X 7) platform (they also use Oracle Coherence). Makito Hashiyama, the lead for the Rakuten marketplace platform shared their adoption story at the JavaOne 2013 Sunday GlassFish community event - check out the video below...

April 16, 2014 -

[article] I just lOvE new toys, and Java 8 has a bunch of them. This time around I want to talk about one of my favourites – concurrent adders. This is a new set of classes for managing counters written and read by multiple threads. The new API promises significant performance gains, while still keeping things simple and straightforward....

April 16, 2014 -

[article] In this interview (originally published in German in Eclipse Magazine), Martin Lippert, Principal Software Engineer at Pivotal Inc talks about the latest Java release, and the ups, downs, and aspirations of Eclipse IDE development. JAX: What are the highlights of Java 8 for you? Lippert: The special highlight for me in Java 8 is certainly the lambda expressions. With them, code can be written simpler and clearer and many of the troublesome Inner classes are finally gone...

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If you missed the Java 8 Launch Live Webcast, or if you'd like to re-review the webcast, or if you'd like to view more in depth presentations about specific areas of Java 8 (including Java SE 8, Java SE Embedded 8, Java ME 8, and the Internet of Things and The Enterprise) -- then, you'll want to visit the Java 8 Launch site...

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WamSys AB, located in Gothenburg, Sweden, focuses on developing products with Oracle DB and the NetBeans Platform. In particular, the NetBeans Platform is used as the basis of their Mozart Platform, which provides generic modules for custom Swing components, including a table component with support for grouping, "frozen" rows and columns, and built-in aggregates. Furthermore, the Mozart...

The latest update to the Java EE 7 Tutorial is now public. Update 7.0.4 includes many bug fixes, both in the examples and in the documentation. Although most of these fixes were small, taken together they significantly improve the quality of the tutorial. Kin-man Chung conducted a thorough review and provided several corrections and good suggestions that we incorporated to greatly improve...

Use stream operations to express sophisticated data processing queries. What would you do without collections? Nearly every Java application makes and processes collections. They are fundamental to many programming tasks: they let you group and process data. For example...

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