Modern applications run in a wide variety of environments, which demands that they be increasingly context aware. Here, Tomas Petricek demonstrates the use of annotated types to build context awareness into an application, while also...
The difference between abstract classes and interfaces has long vexed Java developers. Find out how Java 8's default methods introduce both new complexity and new options to that familiar programming conundrum.
Java 8 treats methods as first-class citizens, which makes Java programming both more flexible and more functional. Get a quick video introduction to programming with first-class methods and using lambdas to express behaviors from the
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.
Software developers are some of the more forward thinking people of the world, but that doesn't mean living completely free of the consequences of the past. While it might be your job to make decisions – about how to best...
Get introduced to the last but not least of new features that have improved Java's productivity since JDK 5: Autoboxing and unboxing, the enhanced for loop, static imports, varargs, and covariant return types.
Consolidated Engineering Laboratories' field employees used to collect data on triplicate forms that were sometimes hard to read and difficult to manage. After procuring iPad devices from CDW and integrating mobile apps with