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Groovy 2.3 Released With Traits and Java 8 Support

by Victor Grazi on  May 06, 2014

Groovy Project Manager at Pivotal Guillaume Laforge today announced the release of Groovy 2.3, the first major Groovy release this year, and the first major release of Groovy to feature official support for running on the recently released Java 8.

Java 8 On Track for March Release

by Victor Grazi on  Jan 17, 2014 4

After a slight delay the long anticipated release of Java 8 is now on back on track and scheduled for release on March 18.

Java 8 Delayed to 2014 by Ongoing Security Woes

by Victor Grazi on  Apr 24, 2013 2

Oracle Java Platform Chief Architect Mark Reinhhold has announced that Oracle has decided to delay the release schedule of Java 8.

Google Open Sources Leak Finder, a JavaScript Tool for Detecting Memory Leaks

by Abel Avram on  Aug 09, 2012 2

Google has open sourced Leak Finder, a tool inspecting the heap of JavaScript applications in order to find memory leaks.

Google+ Technological Details

by Abel Avram on  Jul 13, 2011 4

Google Plus, the social network from Google, is built mostly on Java and JavaScript while Hangouts, its video conferencing framework, uses a client-server approach.

Lambda Syntax Survey

by Alex Blewitt on  Jun 10, 2011 25

The lambda syntax is under discussion again at lambda-dev mail list, but this time, they're actively courting opinions. Four alternate syntaxes are proposed, and there's a survey to fill out to record your thoughts. Please take time to look at the syntax and vote on your favourites.

First Version of Java Lambda Syntax Sparks Debate

by Dio Synodinos on  Jun 03, 2010 18

A few days ago Maurizio Cimadamore from Oracle pushed the initial lambda implementation in the OpenJDK Mercurial Repositories. This provided a first glimpse into the new syntax and has created controversy in the community.

Mark Reinhold on Closures for Java

by Charles Humble on  Nov 25, 2009 4

Following on from last week's surprise announcement at Devoxx that Sun would be adding closures to Java, Mark Reinhold has published a blog entry providing more background to the decision.

JDK 7 Unexpectedly Gets “Simple” Closures, but is Pushed Back to End of 2010

by Dio Synodinos on  Nov 19, 2009 10

During his Devoxx talk, Mark Reinhold has announced that JDK 7 will have Closures. With the inclusion of this much debated feature, JDK 7 schedule will be extended until around September 2010.

Java 7 Roadmap Updated: Reactions

by Dio Synodinos on  Jan 02, 2009 15

During Devoxx Mark Reinhold, Chief Engineer for Java SE, gave a presentation about the latest directions for Java 7, alongside a release date in early 2010. Although Mark described his presentation as a provisional plan and not binding, there have been many reactions from the community, especially regarding the omission of Closures.

Using Closures to Improve API Design and Usage

by Jonathan Allen on  Sep 04, 2008 1

Some APIs such as those that perform complex parsing often expose intermediate results via events. As Eric White demonstrates, closures can be used to greatly simplify calling these APIs.

Interview: Neal Gafter Discusses Closures, Language Features and Optional Typing

by Ryan Slobojan on  Aug 13, 2008 7

In this interview from QCon London 2008, Neal Gafter discusses upcoming language features in Java 7, superpackages, what closures are, the differences between the three major closures proposals (CICE, FCM and BGGA), optional typing systems for dynamic languages, and the next major language.

Parallelism with Fork/Join in Java 7

by R.J. Lorimer on  Mar 21, 2008 5

As the number of processor cores available on modern hardware increases, it's becoming ever more important for developers to develop in ways that take advantage of the new hardware. The Fork/Join library in Java 7 helps solve this problem.

The state of the Lambda in Ruby 1.9

by Werner Schuster on  Jan 15, 2008 3

One of Ruby 1.9's little additions is a new, more concise way to create lambda functions, amongst some other clarifications in the way Blocks work. We take a look at the changes and the reasons for them.

Closures and Preserving the Feel of Java

by Geoffrey Wiseman on  Dec 19, 2007 16

During the last few years, there has been wide-ranging discussion about adding closures to the Java language, either as part of Java SE 7, or in some future, unspecified release. At Javapolis, Joshua Bloch presented his opinion about the controversy, and why he feels that CICE is a more suitable approach.

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