Greetings from Vermont! In this NixMashup we heap praises on the Eclipse Team who brings us Java 8 support in all Kepler downloads. Another Skype alternative for Ubuntu users is Google Hangouts in today’s How-To. Apache is working on an OData Java Client and Server Implementation that looks promising. Two Java Lambdas, Streams and Collections links, cool Eclipse Hidden Features Expanded, RAP (the new Eclipse application kind), Technology Trends and your 401K, Writing Code Every Day, and an interview with The Hound.
Java 8 Kepler: It’s In the Box
The Eclipse Foundation announces that all Eclipse Kepler downloads now include Java 8 support. No patch required. Thank you and congratulations to everyone who made that happen.
Google Hangouts in Ubuntu
In our “Windows Parity and Beyond” category, this post demonstrates how to install the Google Talk Plugins to do Video Hangouts in Ubuntu.
Olingo Out of the Apache Incubator
This may be an important project to watch. Apache Olingo is an open-source, generic Java client and server library implementation of the OData (Open Data Protocol) standard for interoperable querying and sharing of data across applications in enterprise, Cloud, and mobile environments.
Applying Java Lambdas to Collections
This post is from July of last year but I thought it was one of the most helpful Java Lambda guides I’ve read to date, especially, as the title suggests, when you’re working with collections as I happen to be today.
Technology Trends and Your 401K
Really interesting list of trends in technology that can make geeks and other enterprising individuals a lot of money. Or at least help keep a steady paycheck coming in and those 401K contributions going out.
Write Every Day. Code, That Is
Detailed and thoughtful piece from John Resign describing how he achieved his goal of writing meaningful code for no less than 30 minutes every day and posting it to Github before midnight. The piece generated a lot of feedback from other developers who generally responded they thought the post was inspiring. Reading it reminded me that I need to read Stephen King’s On Writing again, as it shares some of the themes of this post and was certainly inspiring for me.
Eclipse 4 RAP Applications
An EclipseSource Getting Started article on building Eclipse 4 applications on RAP. No, I didn’t know what RAP was either. From the Eclipse Wiki, “The Remote Application Platform project aims to enable developers to build rich, Ajax-enabled Web applications by using the Eclipse development model, plug-ins and a Java-only API.” There are a couple of videos showing sample Eclipse RAP applications at the end of the article.
Rolling Stone Interviews The Hound
We each have our favorite Game of Thrones characters. Mine happens to be The Hound, played by Scottish actor Rory McCann. Very interesting (NSFW) interview of McCann from the Rolling Stone.
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