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Masoud Kalali - Introducing NIO.2 (JSR 203) Part 5: Watch Service and Change Notification

Masoud Kalali is Introducing NIO.2 (JSR 203) Part 5: Watch Service and Change Notification:

For long time Java developers used in-house developed solutions to monitor the file system for changes. Some developed general purpose libraries to ease the task of others who deal with the same requirement. Commercial and free/ open source libraries like http://jnotify.sourceforge.net/, http://jpathwatch.wordpress.com/ and http://www.teamdev.com/jxfilewatcher among others. Java 7 comes with NIO.2 or JSR 203 which provides native file system watch service...

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