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  • Rescuing Checked Exceptions in Asynchronous Java Code

    by Dario Crivelli on  Oct 15, 2014 5

    Java checked exceptions are a handy abstraction for a sequential workflow. When thread switches are introduced, even though the exception abstraction remains valid at the description level, the syntax support is no longer available. This article investigates how to overcome that syntactical limitation.

  • Towards a Resolution-Independent Web with SVG

    by Angelos Chaidas on  Oct 11, 2014 1

    This article examines the advantages of using Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) as the preferred format for the graphic assets of any web or mobile web project. The aim here is not to deter designers and developers from the proven method of using raster formats (PNG / JPEG) but rather to showcase how usage of SVGs can enhance the workflow of any web project.

  • DukeScript: A New Attempt to Run Java Everywhere

    by Abel Avram on  Oct 09, 2014

    DukeScript is a technology meant to bring Java to every client, mobile or desktop, without the need of a plug-in. In spite of its misleading name, DukeScript is not a new scripting language but an attempt to “put Java back in JavaScript”, in an attempt to fulfill the initial vision for Java: Write Once, Run Everywhere.

Java 8 Lambdas - A Peek Under the Hood

Posted by Richard Warburton, Raoul Urma, Mario Fusco on  Oct 07, 2014

This article sheds light on how Java 8 lambda expressions and method references are implemented under the hood, and looks at the generated bytecode and performance implications.

A Rails Enthusiast’s take on MEAN.js

Posted by John Troxel on  Oct 03, 2014

John looks at AngularJS and the MEAN stack as an alternative to Ruby on Rails as a productive stack for building typical web applications. 4

Java EE 8 is Kicking Off

Posted by Arun Gupta on  Sep 28, 2014

The Java Community Process has started cranking on Java EE again, a year after Java EE 7. The goal is to create the next major version of Java Enterprise Edition. Meet Java EE 8 and JSR 366! 1

Swift Programming Language

Posted by Gustavo Machado on  Sep 27, 2014

This year, Apple surprisingly unveiled Swift, a new programming language for iOS and OSX at WWDC. This article details why Swift is an enrichment to the Apple ecosystem.

GS Collections by Example – Part 1

Posted by Donald Raab on  Sep 22, 2014

Donald Raab, creator of GS Collections, reveals the power of that framework, and how together with Lambda expressions, it sprinkles Java with some of the sparkle of Smalltalk.

Nikita Ivanov on GridGain’s In-Memory Accelerator for Hadoop

Posted by Srini Penchikala on  Sep 08, 2014

GridGain announced In-Memory Accelerator for Hadoop, offering benefits of in-memory computing to Hadoop applications. InfoQ spoke with Nikita Ivanov from GridGain about the product's architecture.

Javascript and JQuery - Book Review

Posted by Ben Evans on  Sep 05, 2014

An introductory text on JavaScript and jQuery aimed at designers rather than coders. Visually appealing, with some excellent explanations for non-coders. 1

Building and Deploying Android Apps Using JavaFX

Posted by Johan Vos on  Sep 02, 2014

Building Android and iOS applications using JavaFX, now included in Java 8, is a game changer for JavaFX. In this article we will show how to develop and upload JavaFX Applications on Android devices. 8

Apache CouchDB: The Definitive Introduction

Posted by Jan Lehnardt on  Aug 28, 2014

Apache CouchDB is a Document NoSQL database that uses JSON for storing documents. In this article, Jan Lehnardt gives an overview of CouchDB, its architecture and what problems it aims to solve. 3

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