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Java 8 parameter name at runtime

Java 8 will be introducing an easier way to discover the parameter names of methods and constructors. Prior to Java 8, the way to find the parameter names is by turning the debug symbols ...
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Skinning in Java8 (JavaFX8)

There has been some changes in JavaFX8 regarding skinning, the most relevants of which are the new CSS API that allows you to create new CSS properties and pseudo-classes for your controls ...
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A conversational guide for JDK8’s lambdas – a glossary of terms

Last advent…I wrote a post related to the new treats that JDK8 has for us. Most probably the feature that I am the most excited about are the lambdas. I have to admit that in ...
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A Lesser-Known Java 8 Feature: Generalized Target-Type Inference

Going through the list of Java 8 features, Generalized Target-Type Inference struck me as a particularly interesting, lesser-known gem. It looks as though the Java language designers ...
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Does Java 8 Still Need LINQ? Or is it Better than LINQ?

LINQ was one of the best things that happened to the .NET software engineering ecosystem in a long time. With its introduction of lambda expressions and monads in Visual Studio 2008, ...
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Java8

Java8 isn’t scheduled for for release until March 2014, but early release versions have been available for a while. Some of the most interesting new features are:Streams Functional ...
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instanceof operator and Visitor pattern replacement in Java 8

I had a dream where instanceof operator and downcasting were no longer needed but without clumsiness and verbosity of visitor pattern. So I came up with the following DSL syntax:                 Object ...
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What’s new in Java 8 (Part II – What might come)

Disclaimer: I do not work for Oracle or represent Oracle in any way. This list of features is not official. This is just part of my research as an “outsider”. This is part II of ...
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Deep dive into Optional class API in Java 8

We all as Java programmers been through the situation where in we invoke a method to get some value and then instead of directly invoking some methods on the return value, we first ...
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What’s new in Java 8 (Part I – JavaFX)

Disclaimer: I do not work for Oracle or represent Oracle in any way. This list of features is not official. This is just part of my research as an “outsider”. Java 8 has become ...
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