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?
Two years ago, I blogged about parallel for each construct using a very early version of lambda prototype compiler. At that time, Data Parallelism was already available in C# TPL, but Java designers were hard at work in bringing this idiom to Java. Lambda expressions support in Java 8 is here for everyone to give … Read moreParallel Looping Constructs in Java (revisited)
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
It is nice to download the course materials from coursera.org and view them offline especially the mp4 video lectures. Here is a nice utility which exactly does that. I used this script to download video lectures for Functional Programming Principles in Scala course. It comes handy to listen from smartphone! git clone https://github.com/jplehmann/coursera cd coursera … Read moreFunctional Programming Principles in Scala video lectures from coursera.org