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  • Invokedynamic - Java’s Secret Weapon

    by Ben Evans on  Mar 22, 2016 1

    invokedynamic was the first new Java bytecode since Java 1.0 and was crucial in implementing the "headline" features of Java 8 (such as lambdas and default methods). In this article, we take a deep dive into invokedynamic and explain why it is such a powerful tool for the Java platform and for JVM languages such as JRuby and Nashorn.

  • Interview and Book Review: Java in a Nutshell, 6th Edition

    by Matt Raible on  Jun 06, 2015 1

    Java in a Nutshell, 6th Edition by Benjamin J. Evans and David Flanagan is an update to the tried-and-true Java in a Nutshell series. This edition covers Java 8 for the experienced Java Developer, but it is also designed as a learning path for new developers.

  • Java 8 for Financial Services

    by John T Davies on  Nov 06, 2014 5

    Java 8 lambdas and the new Streams API simplify common idiomatic constructs. In this article we investigate some common use cases in financial services and how they are easily solved with lambdas and Java 8's new Stream API.

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