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Blog Archive for editor during July 2013

Lambda Expressions (JSR 335) are perhaps the most significant innovation in Java 8. Many consider Lambdas (or 'closures') a game-changing technology for the Java language. Our most recently completed Java.net poll asked the community for its take on the significance of Lambda Expressions as they pertain to company decisions on how quickly to migrate to and adopt Java 8. A total of 490 votes...
OSCON 2013 (Open Source CONvention) is underway in Portland, Oregon. Even if you can't be there, you can still participate by watching the keynote sessions, which will be live-streamed on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. While all the keynotes are likely to be quite good (I found them to be so when I was at OSCON some years ago), several keynotes in particular stand out for me (all times are US...
The results of the last-completed Java.net poll suggest that the developer community is not yet entirely convinced that 'the Cloud' is as revolutionary a development as some think. Still, a plurality of voters considered the Cloud to be significant. A total of 177 votes were cast in the poll, which ran for two weeks. The exact question and results were: Does 'the Cloud' change anything? 20...
This past week one of our aging quad-core PCs (running Debian 6) ceased sending out video signals. Since the computer is fairly old, and since at any given moment several of our computers are idle, I decided to shuffle the computers that have working video, and possibly use the old quad as a headless machine. The computer that partially failed was for both work and fun -- online video games...