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Recent Java Developments - Late April 2018
There have been several recent developments in the Java-sphere this week and I summarize some of them in this post. The End of JavaOne as We...
21-04-2018 16:40:06 inspired by actua ... (Dustin Marx) Beginners
Enhancing Java switch Statement with Introduction of switch Expression
In late December of last year, I posted "Switch Expressions Coming to Java?" Since then, there has been significant discussion, expressed di...
20-04-2018 17:28:39 inspired by actua ... (Dustin Marx) Beginners
Java-Related April Fools Day Pranks
Although you'd never catch me stooping to this level, it has been interesting over the years to see some of the effort and thought put into ...
16-04-2018 19:00:19 inspired by actua ... (Dustin Marx) Beginners
JDK 11 Early Access Build 8
In the message "JDK 11 Early Access build 8 available," Muneer Kolarkunnu announces that "JDK 11 EA build 8, under both the GPL and Oracle E...
15-04-2018 07:07:15 inspired by actua ... (Dustin Marx) Beginners
Optional.isEmpty() Coming to Java?
JDK-8184693 requests that the method isEmpty() be added to the Optional class introduced with JDK 8. Invoking Optional.isEmpty() would be th...
15-04-2018 00:52:05 inspired by actua ... (Dustin Marx) Beginners
Updates on Records (Data Classes for Java)
There have been several updates related to "Java Data Classes" (AKA "Records") in recent months. As I briefly mentioned in the post "Updates...
12-04-2018 18:23:19 inspired by actua ... (Dustin Marx) Beginners
Clearer Code with JDK 10 Local Variable Type Inference
One of the first fruits of Project Amber, Local-Variable Type Inference (JEP 286), has been delivered with JDK 10. JEP 286's "Summary" descr...
09-04-2018 17:07:26 inspired by actua ... (Dustin Marx) Beginners
Diverting Blame Effectively in Software Development
I previously blogged on how to effectively sweep problems under the rug in Java, but even with the tactics discussed in that post, it's not ...
02-04-2018 04:20:08 inspired by actua ... (Dustin Marx) Beginners
Forward-Looking with Java's @Deprecated
I have occasionally run into a situation in which I have needed to introduce a new API or construct for others to try out, but have known th...
26-03-2018 00:46:07 inspired by actua ... (Dustin Marx) Beginners
Raw String Literals Coming to Java
It appears likely that "raw string literals" are coming to Java. JEP 326 ("Raw String Literals") started as Issue JDK-8196004 and was announ...
19-03-2018 02:39:15 inspired by actua ... (Dustin Marx) Beginners

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