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Making sweet music with the latest issue of JAX Magazine

Lucy Carey

The October edition of JAX Magazine is now available for download!

Aside from some drama
over boats, this year’s JavaOne was light on explosive revelations.
That’s not to say that there wasn’t plenty to talk about though –
and as the final community keynote drew to a close, there was a
definite buzz in the air for the things to come in 2014.

What did we learn? Well, in a nutshell, Lambda expressions
are going to set to shake up everyday programming in a big way.
According to Mark Reinhold, with Lambda comes the triple threat of
syntax, performance, and abstraction – though it remains to see
quite how excited everyone will be when it comes to actually
working with what’s been billed as “the biggest Java language
change since, well, since Java 1.0.”

It was also reaffirmed that in Java 9 we can expect to see
modularization and generics reification. There was also a good deal
of focus on Java as key for the future the Internet of Things – and
in the months to come, you can expect to hear a good deal of the
same rhetoric.

This is my first issue as Editor of JAX Magazine, and
after having the pleasure to speak with some of the Java’s biggest
advocates, innovators, and all round outstanding ambassadors for
the platform, I can say that I am very excited to be at the helm of
this publication.

As usual, we’ve got a great mix of features and tutorials
for you, including a chat with Basho CTO Justin Sheehy, who will be
giving us the lowdown on the company’s flagship NoSQL database
Riak. Ben Straub will be teaching you how to stop worrying and
learn to love the GitHub rebase command, and agile guru Jayathirtha
Rao will walk demonstrate how the BVC could shake up your workflow
for the better.

Additionally, Kristinn Thorleifsson & Agust Egilsson
will show how to deploy MapReduce algorithms using polyglot big
data spreadsheet QauntCell. And finally, catering to all our
musical readers, team Kiji teach you how to create a
recommendations engine using Kiji, WibiData’s open source framework
for building Big Data Applications, over large sets of user

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