Aggregate operations, the Lambda Goodness in Java

One of the primary uses of Lambda expressions is to implement aggregate operations that can often be parallelized using multi-core processors we have today. The computation over bulk data structures is an area where Lambda expressions provide much needed support where part of the computation is caller defined. Doug Lea's JSR166y Concurrency interest group exactly … Continue reading Aggregate operations, the Lambda Goodness in Java

Lambdas in Java, Plan B in action

Recently, Brian Goetz published modified draft of the Lambda proposal. This draft is mature in terms of the direction where Lambda is heading for in the Java world and introduces some breaking changes from earlier draft to align with this direction. While there are few things that need to be sorted out, this draft is … Continue reading Lambdas in Java, Plan B in action

Rest of Project Coin explored, advantage Java 7

Project Coin includes the following proposals that will make into Java 7. - Binary literals and underscores in literals - Strings in switch - Simplified Varargs Method Invocation - Improved Type Inference for Generic Instance Creation (Diamond) - Improved Exception Handling for Java - try-with-resources (ARM) I have briefly touched upon try-with-resources construct in my … Continue reading Rest of Project Coin explored, advantage Java 7

Introducing Try With Resources, can project Coin become crown jewel of Java 7?

Try-with-resources (originally known as Automatic Resource Management) is one of the Project Coin proposals that made its way into recent JDK 7 builds. Traditionally, developers had to manually terminate any resources (Files, Database connections, etc) they use in their applications and sometimes it was painful to keep track of those things and failing to do … Continue reading Introducing Try With Resources, can project Coin become crown jewel of Java 7?