Java Posse #385 - Newscast for May 18th 2012
Java Posse Episode 385 - Newscast for May 18th 2012
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- Update on training, Chicago combined with Atlanta, SF and London planned for later in the year but no firm details yet.
- Please don’t learn to code (or do, but don’t quit your day job):
- The Java Plan A/B decision in hindsight - was Java 7 enough? Will Java 8 be?
- Fabrizio Guidici has a blog article about the subtle new behaviors of JDK 7
- And also bids farewell to Java 6 and notes that with Java 7, Oracle can now produce versions of the JVM for all major operating systems including OS X at the same time. With Java 6 heading towards EOL soon, is it time to switch?
- What are we excited about in Java 8?
- The expected impact of Lambda expressions on programming with Java 8
- And Brian Goetz has an updated State of the Lambda: Libraries Edition article
- The nominations for the 2012 Dukes Choice awards are now open.
- JavaFX running on the Raspberry Pi (the small $25 computer on a stick from David Braben).
- Expression Language 3.0 - JSR 341 early draft is now available for formal review.
- The Clojure/West conference videos are now starting to appear on InfoQ
- Scala 2.10 M3 now available, with the following new features from SIPs (Scala Improvement Process):
- Interesting kickstarter project to replace the Android home page
- Not going to talk about the Google/Oracle Android trial until it’s all over, since everything changes so quickly right now. If you want to know the latest, check groklaw.
- The Xamarin project has ported Android to C#.
- XobotOS (as it is called) is open source and available on github
- Freddy Guime (Freddy Huh!) and the Lambda Expressions...
- Dundee university research demonstrates levitation and twisting forces applied to an object by ultrasonic beams. Sonic Screwdriver, here we come!
- Libsyn.com - http://www.libsyn.com - for hosting and bandwidth
- Feedburner.com - http://www.feedburner.com - for feed redirect
- Kirsty Doherty, Amy Ehmann for Java Posse artwork
- Theme Music:
- Opening - "Java" the parody song Copyright 1997 Broken Records and Marjorie Music Publ. (BMI),
- written and performed by Loose Bruce Kerr of the Dr. Demento Show and Sun Microsystems attorney.
- Based on the WWI popular song, "Ja-da." Ukelele style on the recording taught to Bruce by his dad.
- Re-produced with kind permission from "Loose" Bruce Kerr - http://loosebrucekerr.libsyn.com http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAX0gJt-aZg
- Closing - Juan Carlos Jimenez - In the House (Intro No. 1)
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