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David Flanagan

David Flanagan is a computer programmer who spends most of his time
writing about JavaScript and Java. His books with O'Reilly include Java
in a Nutshell
, Java Examples in a Nutshell, Java Foundation Classes in a
, JavaScript: The Definitive Guide, and JavaScript Pocket
. David has a degree in computer science and engineering from
the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He lives with his wife and
children in the U.S. Pacific Northwest bewteen the cities of Seattle,
Washington and Vancouver, British Columbia. David has a blog at



Kicking off a new column about the development of Java 7, David Flanagan takes a look at the OpenJDK and JDK7 projects and their processes, language changes that have been mentioned as possible candidates for Java 7, and major new APIs that are tracking for inclusion in the new version.