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Blog Archive for editor during May 2012

A majority of developers who voted in the just completed Java.net poll consider the "Plan B" decision to release Java 7 with a smaller feature set, saving the other features for Java 8, to have been a good one. A total of 531 votes were cast. The exact question and results were: Was the decision to release Java 7 earlier by pushing some enhancements into Java 8 a good one? 60% (318 votes) -...
Frans Thamura, Java Champion and leader of JUG Indonesia, has announced on the Java.net Java User Groups JUG-Leaders email list that he is working on a national Java competition for students in Indonesia (the fourth most populous nation in the world). As the London Java Community's Martijn Verburg stated in reply, this is a fantastic idea! In recent issues of Java Magazine I've been covering...
Our most recently completed poll suggests that, while the new Java Magazine is starting to find a regular readership, there is still plenty of room for more growth. A total of 266 votes were cast in the poll, along with a single comment. The exact question and results were: Do you read Java Magazine? 15% (39 votes) - I usually read most of the articles in each issue 8% (21 votes) - I often...
A couple weeks ago I figured out (more or less) what's wrong with Java threads. It's not that there's anything so wrong with Java threads per se -- it's just that they were designed to meet a need that is different from what developers face today: a world full of multicore processors powering everything from PCs to tablets to phones. Now I'm working on converting a Java threads app that I...
Brian Goetz recently provided new details on the status of JSR 335 in his OpenJDK document State of the Lambda: Libraries Edition. Project Lambda is a fundamentally important enhancement to Java 8. And, based on the response of developers in our recent poll asking how Lambda Expressions in Java 8 will affect their programming, the Java community is excited by the prospect of being able to...