NixMashup for January 28, 2014

Greetings from Vermont! In this NixMashup we look at several examples of Java 8 in action with good code in each. We’ve got 50 Ways to Read your application Configuration file, Java that reads and writes to XML files, manipulating system files with new Java 8 I/O methods, Java collections verses streams, and an example of retrieving System Properties.

In Linux we’ve got a chmod command that reduced my pain of recreating several apache websites from backup earlier today, a study on Nautilus which is very helpful if you’re a new Ubuntu user like me trying to bend Nautilus to your will, and a trick on displaying and modifying Gedit Editor settings at the command line. In our Cool jQuery Plugin Category we’ve got a plugin that displays beautiful image collections from services like Flickr, Picasa and Google+.

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Today’s Vermont Photo is provided by Dan Cernese, available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial license.