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Project Lambda in Java SE 8

Posted by Daniel Smith  on  Mar 28, 2013 1

Daniel Smith details some of the new features prepared for Java 8 by Project Lambda: lambda expressions, default methods, and parallel collections.

Project Lambda in Java SE 8

Posted by Daniel Smith  on  Dec 27, 2012 1

Daniel Smith discusses Project Lambda including lambda expressions, default methods, and parallel collections to be soon part of Java SE 8.

Building User Interfaces with Seesaw

Posted by Dave Ray  on  Jul 17, 2012 1

Dave Ray introduces Seesaw, a user interface toolkit for Clojure built on top of Java Swing unifying various abstractions found in the Swing API for a more pleasant UI development.

To Java SE 8, and Beyond!

Posted by Simon Ritter  on  Apr 11, 2012 3

Simon Ritter discusses the future of Java, taking a look at proposed features and roadmap for Java 8 through 12.

Pouring Data on Troubled Markets - Quantitative Portfolio Management Technology at BGI

Posted by Eoin Woods  on  Nov 05, 2009

Eoin Woods explains how Barclays Global Investors (BGI) designed Apex, a new porfolio management system, to meet the challenges it faces and why BGI chose to combine mainstream, boutique and open source Java technologies, including Oracle, WebLogic, Spring, Swing, JIDE, Flux, CPLEX, MVEL and XStream, to create an architecture with some interesting variations on the standard J2EE form.

Building a Large Scale SaaS Application

Posted by Dan Hanley  on  May 22, 2009

Dan Hanley, of Magus, discusses the design principles, architectures and infrastructure of the SaaS frameworks used by Magus to rapidly develop and deploy large-scale, web-based, applications for clients. Along the way he discusses the components of their technology stack and the evolution of their methodology.

JRuby: Not Just Another JVM Language

Posted by Charles Nutter  on  Apr 18, 2008 4

In this presentation from QCon San Francisco 2007, Charles Nutter discusses the Ruby and JRuby featureset, the JRuby compiler, calling Java from JRuby and vice versa, programming Swing with JRuby, JRuby web applications, JRuby on Rails, persistence, build automation, Test-Driven Development and Behaviour-Driven Development.

Chet Haase on Java FX, Update N and JDK 7

Posted by Chet Haase  on  Feb 12, 2008 2

In this presentation from QCon San Francisco 2007, Chet Haase discusses Java SE 6, Update N/Consumer JRE, the goals and feature set for Java FX (e.g. media support, scene graph, HTML and mobile devices), and the current set of possible features for JDK 7 such as Java FX features, Swing-related JSRs (295 and 296), transparent/shaped windows, tiered compilation, closures and invoke-dynamic bytecode.

An Overview of Desktop Java Technologies in Today's RIA World

Posted by Scott Delap  on  Sep 20, 2007 2

Scott Delap provides an overview of Swing and Eclipse RCP technologies in today's world of RIA applications, as well as advances in deployment techniques such as Java Web Start and Pack200 which assist in the centralized deployment of desktop apps. Scott also compares when to use Java vs. other technologies such as Ajax, Flex, and OpenLazslo.

Dynamically Typed Languages for the JVM

Posted by Gilad Bracha  on  Mar 23, 2007 3

Scripting languages are of growing importance, and they are typically dynamically typed. This session discusses improved support for these languages in the JVM, through the use of the new invokedynamic bytecode and through improved support for hot-swapping--modifying code and classes on the fly while maintaining the JVM software's security and integrity.

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