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Tim Ward introduces the OSGi Promises specification

Posted by Tim Ward on  Sep 09, 2014

The OSGi Alliance is working on a Promises specification which will provide CompletableFutures that can run all the way back to Java 1.4. Tim explains why this is of benefit and how it compares to Java 8, along with where you can find out more information about the project and how it can be used both inside and outside an OSGi framework.

13:57

Craig Motlin Talks to InfoQ about the Origins and Benefits of GS Collections

Posted by Craig Motlin on  Sep 01, 2014

Craig Motlin, technical lead of the GS Collections project, talks about where GS Collections came from, how it compares with other collections libraries, and what influence it had on Java 8. He describes the different philosophy of GS Collections as compared to other collections libraries, and what benefits open-sourcing the internal library has had

Stuart Williams on Vert.x

Posted by Stuart Williams on  Jan 22, 2013

Stuart Williams explains vert.x: basic idea and architecture, how it uses Java's NIO and async APIs, how it allows using various JVM languages (Groovy, JRuby, Scala, etc), the EventBus and much more.

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