Vote for this sunbug if you want JSR 277 (Java Modules) to interoperate with JSR 291 (OSGi)!
James Gosling wants ‘em!
Fred puts together his abstract enum prototype with Remi’s properties prototype to store properties internally as an enum! Nice stuff.
Readability and closures in Java
Stephen shares his thoughts on how to define a multi-string literal and suggests borrowing the Groovy syntax of “”“.
I’ll just let you make of this what you will…
Stephen has uploaded the latest javadoc for the reference implementation and highlights the changes here.
John Rose on changes to remove the remaining small number of “dangerous characters” in symbolic names in the JVM.
Yardena gives her own perspective on the “generics are hard, closures will be harder” argument.
John Rose does an article on a prototype for anonymous classes in the JVM. This feature could be used to implement function bodies which are commonly needed in dynamic and functional languages and annoying to implement currently.
My own best guesses as to what will and will not be included in Java 7.
A follow-up article on a different syntax for closures.
Interesting stuff in the JVM languages group about stack frame annotation to address some implementation issues for dynamic languages.
Some tutorials on using XQJ, the XQuery API for Java, aka JSR 225, which should be in Java 7.
Pretty interesting discussion over on the Java Posse google group about what Java 3 (a new version without regard to backwards compatibility might be).
A new closures proposal and a new prototype - exciting times
Mark Mahieu implements the CICE/ARM closure prototype - available now!
Osvaldo Pinali Doederlein pleads for backwards runtime compatibility for Java 7 features
Rémi Forax unveils his own closure proposal…a pinch of this, a pinch of that…voila! Closures!
Tutorial on using Swing Application Framework (JSR 296) in NetBeans
Screencast on using JSR 296 (Swing Application Framework) and JSR 295 (Beans Binding) with NetBeans
dabar from Nigeria votes yes on closures but no on syntax
Ted Neward weighs in on the “java as dead end” meme
Stefan Schulz has a nice follow-on proposal to Howard Lovatt’s suggestion on a builder helper from the chained invocation area.
Tom Hawtin suggests that the “catch multiple and rethrow” proposal should be done with generics instead.
Using JSR 295 Beans Binding to take care of the relationship between business and persistence code…a not your typical bean binding example.
Robert Eckstein checks out JSR 296 and JSR 295
Interview with Shannon Hickey on JSR 295 Beans Binding
Podcast of Q&A at JavaPolis with Josh Bloch about closures
Stephen Colebourne suggests a library addition to allow conversion of checked exceptions to unchecked
Glyn Normington comments on the latest draft of JSR 294
Update on a long side trip putting tiered compilation on hold
Thread priority mapping changing in Java 7 on Solaris
Pretty good overview of the whole debate over whether Java is dead, how it should evolve, blah blah blah