Java 7 introduced a number of useful features to the language, including a new I/O file package which offers finer grained control over file system functionality, particularly for POSIX based systems. This article will first introduce the new API, and then explore it in more detail using an example of a web-based file manager project, called WebFolder.
When the JCP rejected JSR 357 (Social Media API) in an 8 to 5 vote, members criticised it for being too broad in scope and not taking sufficient account of security and the mobile space. However, members favouring the proposal indicated this was a political move and impedes innovation.
Based on a concrete example with Scala, Spring and JPA the article explains how to enhance Spring with Scala’s powerful concepts such as implicit conversions and traits. Moreover, it shows how the gap between a Java based framework and Scala can smoothly be bridged.
Java 7 aims to improve support for dynamic languages through JSR 292. InfoQ takes a detailed look at the problems JSR 292 solves, and talks to JRuby lead Charles Nutter about JSR 292 in practice. 5
In the second and final of our articles on BlazeDS and JMS, InfoQ looks at two additional methods for sending messages to JMS topics or queues from PHP - the PHP/Java Bridge, and the STOMP protocol.
In the first of two articles on BlazeDS and JMS, InfoQ looks at the advantages of JMS and how you can use BlazeDS to communicate with your Java services via JMS from your Flex applications.
Over the last few years, modularity for Java has been an active discussion topic. Several JSRs show modularity is necessary for Java's evolution. What does modularity mean, and why should you care? 4
In a new article, Sun's Derek Frankforth describes and contrasts the strengths and weaknesses two different styles of setting up a distributed JBI topology, and shows how they complement each other. 1
Java module systems have received lots of attention. In this article Lukas Krecan gives a round-up of the current solutions & presents his concern on solutions like project Project Jigsaw & JSR-294. 9
In this interview, Day CTO and JCR Spec Lead David Nuescheler discusses JCR, the Java Content Repository standard, its connection to REST, and the Sling web framework. 2
InfoQ sat down with Emmanuel Bernard to learn more about Bean Validation framework and the community involvement the expert group is seeking. 2
In this exclusive InfoQ interview, Jérome Louvel talks about Restlet, a Java framework for building Web applications following the REST architectural style. 3