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Happy 8th Birthday Java!

It’s been another longer journey but yesterday, exactly two years, seven months, and eighteen days after the release of Java 7 we now have production-ready builds of Java 8 available ...
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Joy of Coding… and mutation testing in Java

For many years now it has been good practice to write unit tests for your source-code. And also to use test coverage reporting to see how much of your code is covered by tests. Although ...
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JavaSE 7,8: Determining Views Supported by a Particular File System

If you have questions about a file or a directory, such as whether it is hidden, whether it is a directory, what its size is, and who owns it, you can get answers to those questions ...
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Why use Underscore in Numbers from Java SE 7 – Underscore in Numeric Literals

JDK 1.7 release had introduced several useful features, despite most of them being syntactic sugar, there use can greatly improve readability and code quality. One of such feature is ...
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Java Facts to Blow your Mind! (infographic)

With the release of Java 8 scheduled for the coming days, we were on the lookout for some Java facts that would really capture the effect of this programming language to the world. So, ...
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How to install Oracle’s Java on Ubuntu the easy way

Developers on Ubuntu are accustomed to seeing at least two flavors of Java. OpenJDK is an open-source build of the Java runtime and compiler.  The Oracle JDK is built upon this, but ...
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Java Object Interning

Java stores the string contants appearing in the source code in a pool. In other words when you have a code like:                   String ...
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Clean SWT Listener Notifcations with SWTEventHelper

Writing tests for SWT based UIs often requires to notify widget listeners programmatically. Unfortunately the code to create, initialize and finally to trigger the event is a bit verbose ...
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Java 8 : What do developers think?

Since Java 8 releasement countdown is starting, Java developers seem certainly ready to get involved. According to a survey in Typesafe, 65% of developers who participated answered ...
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Java 8 Friday Goodies: Easy-as-Pie Local Caching

At Data Geekery, we love Java. And as we’re really into jOOQ’s fluent API and query DSL, we’re absolutely thrilled about what Java 8 will bring to our ecosystem. We have blogged ...
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