For developers who have experienced the problems with creating and managing multithreaded applications and are looking for a higher level of abstraction, Arun Manivannan has written a series of, so far, six blog posts explaining the principles of Actor model using an picture-rich visualization and some simple Akka examples.
Ceylon 1.1 comes with dynamic interfaces, use-site variance, OSGi and Vert.x deployment, ceylon.promise module, IDE enhancements, compiler performance improvements and others.
Hazelcast announce their new 3.3.1 release, with JCache support, preview their technology roadmap and discuss their run for the JCP Executive Committee.
Spring Framework 4.1 provides comprehensive support for JCache (JSR-107) annotations using Spring's existing cache configuration and infrastructure abstraction. The new release also supports JMS and performance enhancements and WebSocket refinements.
Summary of the JavaOne 2014 Community Keynote, including material dropped from the opening keynote.
Oracle execs discuss developments and roadmap in Java EE and Internet of Things
In a recent article, Alex Payne, organizer of the Emerging Languages Camp, provides insight on how the language landscape has changed in the last five years and how it might change in future. InfoQ has talked with him.
Oracle execs hail community involvement in success and adoption of Java 8, announce better security features, but small number of new features.
Late running caused considerable disruption of JavaOne's opening keynotes. Eclipse have made a major IoT announcement.
A Java REPL will soon be coming to a JDK near you. Robert Field, engineer on the Langtools team at Oracle, recently proposed the creation of a Java REPL ("Read-Evaluate-Print-Loop") project. After a vote, the project, known as Project Kulla was approved. A REPL is essentially a scripting shell or console, such as a UNIX shell or Groovy console, that can be used for algorithm exploration.
CloudBees have announced they are exiting the PAAS business to focus on Enterprise Jenkins. With this new focus, they have resigned from the Java Community Process Executive Committee.
Spring Data release train Evans is now generally available. The release train includes 11 Spring Data modules that help developers build data access layers on top of both relational and non-relational data stores.
One of the first Java 9 features to be announced is core support for JSON. We spoke to early adopters to find out more.
Oracle have announced the relaunch of Project Jigsaw, devoted to bringing full modularity to the Java Platform.
Oracle have announced details for NetBeans Day 2014. Particular topics of interest include Maven, a new Education initiative and an appearance by James Gosling.
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