Java 8 gearing up for release, why Java 8 will be a top contender for Java.next languages in 2014?

Java 8 will go GA in March 2014. The first proposed final draft of Java 8 JSR 337 was released early this week. One of the main components of this JSR is Lambda Expressions for the language (JSR 337). This brings the functional constructs to the language, which will undeniably make Java a top contender … Read moreJava 8 gearing up for release, why Java 8 will be a top contender for Java.next languages in 2014?

Java 8 – This ain’t your grandpa’s Java

Java 8 adds support for bulk data operations (JEP 107) in the Collections library. It is unlikely every forms of bulk data operations will be added to the retrofitted Collections framework, but the language designers are making every possible effort in accommodating general use cases of “filter/map/reduce for Java”. Libraries should make use of parallelization … Read moreJava 8 – This ain’t your grandpa’s Java

Lambda expressions in Java 8 adopts C# style syntax

Almost a year later since publishing the original Lambda proposal, JSR 335 EG has finally decided to adopt C# style syntax for Java 8 Lambda expressions. Brian has outlined the formal model for the new C# style syntax in his mail to lambda-dev: lambda = ArgList Arrow Body ArgList = Identifier | “(” Identifier [ … Read moreLambda expressions in Java 8 adopts C# style syntax

Project Kotlin, a new JVM language to rescue Java developers?

Last week, JetBrains announced their new statically typed language Kotlin at the JVM Language Summit. Kotlin joins the elite group of statically typed languages : Scala, Gosu, Ceylon, Fantom, targeted to run on the JVM. Scala is the most mature in this statically typed landscape. Fantom supports static and dynamic typing, so it may not … Read moreProject Kotlin, a new JVM language to rescue Java developers?

Parallel Looping Constructs in Java: Lambda expressions to the rescue?

Last November, Mark Reinhold announced that Closures will be added to the Java language and six months later we had an initial prototype based on the Straw-Man proposal and last month’s update was considered a significant progress for the language in years. As mentioned in Mark’s post, “Working with parallel arrays in Java, unfortunately, requires … Read moreParallel Looping Constructs in Java: Lambda expressions to the rescue?