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Oracle Drops Collection Literals in JDK 8

In a posting on the OpenJDK JEP 186 Oracle’s Brian Goetz informs that Oracle will not be pursuing collection literals as a language feature in JDK8. A collection literal is a syntactic ...
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Attempt to map WCF to Java terms

By writing this post I’m taking a huge risk of being rejected by both .NET and Java communities. This is an attempt to explain what WCF, which stands for Windows Communication Foundation, ...
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Yet another way to handle exceptions in JUnit: catch-exception

There are many ways of handling exceptions in JUnit (3 ways of handling exceptions in JUnit. Which one to choose?, JUnit ExpectedException rule: beyond basics). In this post I will ...
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Java Rocks More Than Ever

On the TIOBE index, Java and C have been sharing the #1 and #2 rank for a long time now, and with the recent GA release of the JDK 8, things are not going to get any worse for our community. Java ...
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15 Must Read Java 8 Tutorials

Java 8 was released last month and is just chock-full of new features and behind-the-scenes optimizations. The internet has been doing quite a good job covering all these new additions ...
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Tracking Exceptions – Part 4 – Spring’s Mail Sender

If you’ve read any of the previous blogs in this series, you may remember that I’m developing a small but almost industrial strength application that searches log files ...
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Dubious Aspects of Features of JDK 8

Most of us who develop with Java are generally enthusiastic for the features and improvements that come with JDK 8. However, there have been several recent posts that have pointed out ...
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ClassNotFoundException: is it slowing down your JVM?

Most Java developers are familiar with the infamous and very common java.lang.ClassNotFoundException. While the sources of this problem are generally well understood (missing classes/libraries ...
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How much faster is Java 8?

Java SE 8 was released yesterday. Traditionally, every new major JRE version comes with a free performance boost. Do we get another free lunch? And how big is the gain this time? Let’s ...
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Constructor/Method Parameters Metadata Available Via Reflection in JDK 8

One of the lesser advertised new features of JDK 8 is the optional ability to include parameter metadata in compiled Java classes [JDK Enhancement Proposal (JEP) 118]. This feature ...
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