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Java 8's lambda expressions make building multicore applications a reality for Java programmers, who can now access multicore support directly from the JDK libraries. The change may be late in coming, but better late than never.
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The major new features in Java 8 center around lambda expressions, a functional programming construct that simplifies certain types of programming problems. John Moore demonstrates the power of lambdas by contrasting several...
From assertions in JDK 1.4 to the forthcoming lambdas in Java 8, the
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articles in Java 101: The next generation present a toolbox of
Learn how the Java Concurrency Utilities handle locking, atomic variables, and fork/join operations. Then prepare for the future with an overview of anticipated changes to the Java Concurrency Utilities coming in Java 8.
When concurrency gets complex, Java developers can count on the Java
Concurrency Utilities to smooth the bumps. Get started with the Executor framework, concurrent synchronizer types, and the Java Concurrent Collections package, and
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Andrew Oliver decries the alphabet soup of the Lambda project, saying too many ingeredients are making it a stew. Also, what about his idea of dropping inheritance from Java 8? Share your thoughts in the comments.
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