Greetings from Vermont! In this NixMashup we look at a new Java Code Generator…okay, MY new Java Code Generator. We compare Java 8 syntax with Scala and look at screenshots of Java 8 support in Eclipse. Our “Ad with Benefits” from Oracle via Forbes Magazine lists 8 great Java 8 features, with an additional feature being the StringJoiner function we’ll see elsewhere. Finally, the Jinq database query project looks interesting, regardless of the Java Tribe in which you reside.
CodeJohnny Java Code Generator to the Rescue
Let’s get the self-promotional link out of the way with the news of my latest product, CodeJohnny, a Java Code Generator Plugin for Eclipse. I think it rocks, but that’s just me. We’ll see what the masses have to say.
Scala Syntax Comparisons with Java 8
Several articles about Scala’s future now that Java 8 has lambda and other Scala-like features. The subject is pointless, of course, but this post is the best I’ve seen on comparing syntax and structure between the two.
Eclipse Java 8 Action Photos
Lots of good screenshots in this EclipseSource blog post on how Eclipse supports the various features of Java 8.
You Say You Want a String Revolution
Seems silly, but the new StringJoiner() function in Java 8 is pretty darn cool! There’s also a Joining() function for concatenating elements in Java 8 Streams.
Ads With Benefits
This Forbes piece from Oracle titled “8 Reasons to Love Java 8” reads like an ad, but it actually does a good job pointing to Java 8 features that inspire, if not love, then certainly desire.
In Which Java Tribe Are You?
People who aren’t Java developers may not appreciate the incredible span of specialities and choices we have to decide on. It took me almost a year after leaving Microsoft World to realize that the development environment that inspires me the most is Java. It took me much less time to lock in on how I want to work in Java, most of which is articulated in this Petri Kainulainen post on the mindset of Java Enterprise Developers.
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Today’s Vermont Photo is provided by Don Shall, available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial license.