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).