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Blog Archive for editor during August 2012

In the most recently completed Java.net poll, a majority of the voters indicated a preference for having major Java releases on a predictable schedule (either a fixed number of months, or a narrow range of months). A total of 683 votes were cast in the poll, and one comment was posted. The exact question and results were as follows: Should Java have a timed release schedule (for example, a new...
We've just published a new article by Mala Gupta, Default Constructors. Mala is the author of the Manning Publications book OCA Java SE 7 Programmer I Certification Guide. Her Java.net article is based on materials from Chapter 3 of that book. As such, if you're considering getting the Java SE 7 Certification, Mala's article is a good place to start. This is the second article Java.net has...
The online training academy Udemy is offering their Scala for Java Developers course free to the first 50 members of the Java.net community who enroll. The course, which normally costs $29, includes 8 lectures (2.5 hours total) presented by Andreas Lauschke, business owner and passionate Java, Scala, C#, F#, Mathematica, and Perl programmer. Andreas describes the course as follows: This...
Embedded Java is receiving significant new attention, with the first Java Embedded @ JavaOne conference taking place October 3-4, supported in part by members of Java.net's new Java Embedded Community. The Java Embedded @ JavaOne content catalog currently lists 23 sessions, ranging from keynote addresses by Hasan Rizvi ("Java Embedded: Product Strategy") and Judson Althoff ("Java Embedded:...
Developers expressed disappointment regarding the proposed removal of Project Jigsaw from Java 8 in the most recently completed Java.net poll, and had mixed views on whether Java 8 should proceed without it. A total of 445 votes were cast, and four people posted comments. The exact poll question and results were: What's your view of the proposed removal of Project Jigsaw from Java 8? 23% (...
In JDK Enhancement Proposal (JEP) 155, Doug Lea proposes concurrency updates related to JSR 166 (Concurrency Utilities). Why is this significant? Well, Doug's proposed enhancements are not actually part of JSR 166 (which was finalized almost eight years ago); Doug's JEP 155 instead represents an instance of the interactive design process that eventually determines what the next major release of...