Brian Goetz looks at some of the challenges and lessons of steering Java through major evolutionary changes, and a sneak peek at where the Java platform is headed.
Brian Goetz explores tools and techniques involved in parallelism, and how to analyze a computation for potential parallelism, with specific attention to the parallel stream library in Java 8.
J. Langley shows how to create and debug a code generation project with Xtend, walking through the steps from beginning to end with only an EMF data structure as a starting point.
Erik Costlow discusses what to consider when upgrading to Java 9, where to find early access releases and how to analyze library dependencies for unintentional reliance internal APIs.
Marc Khouzam presents best practices for debugging using dynamic printf, reverse debugging, the GDB console, the standalone debugger, a Docker container and connecting CDT to a running GDB session.
The authors share their experience building the UI of an Eclipse product, introducing a new EMF-based widget toolkit providing native SWT controls, SVG, styling, declarative syntax and animation.
Jay Billings presents the Eclipse Science Working group, its history, members, current projects, and plans for the future.
Stefan Xenos and Sergey Prigogin present how the JDT new index was made to be an order of magnitude faster than what it was before.
Robert Smith and Tony McCrary discuss how the JavaFX 3D API works and lessons learned during the migration of an existing 3D tool to JavaFX 8's 3D API.
Brennan Saeta talks about aspects of Coursera’s architecture that enable them to rapidly build sophisticated features for their learning platform, the use of containers and security-related issues.
Erik Costlow discusses which Java 9 improvements are automatic, which require an update, and how to take advantage of new multi-release JAR files and maintain backwards compatibility during upgrade.
Simon Ritter explains the impact Jigsaw will have on developers in terms of building their applications, as well as helping them to understand how things like encapsulation will change in JDK 9.