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Major new release for Scala world as version 2.11 goes live

Faster and more compact, this new drop promises to open the door for users who want to tap into the power of Java 8.

Every rose has its thorns

The dark side of Java 8

We've mostly focused on the sweet new additions to Java 8 - but there are two sides to every release. Lukas Eder delves into the murkier side of the update.

Patterning it

A new approach to XML - Part 4: A template pattern to create XML documents

In the concluding part of this series, learn how to create a document using templates, enrich projections, and extend the build in type converter.

Up and away

An OpenShift primer

Hang on to your hats and stand by for launch into the Clouds - how to get your first OpenShift based application deployed in minutes!

Weaving YARN

Developing Distributed Applications with Apache Twill

For the past couple of decades, Java programmers have been building vast numbers of web apps generating petabytes of log data.

Iterating all the time

Java 8 support in Eclipse

Martin Lippert talks about the latest Java release and the ups, downs, and aspirations of Eclipse IDE development.

Let it flow

Getting started with Java 8 Streams

Puzzling out streams in Java 8? This tutorial will get you off on the right foot.

The buzz

“If you are currently using AS7, then you should really check out WildFly”

WildFly project lead Jason Greene outlines the best reasons for switching to the server, what he likes about Java 8, and the road ahead for the server.

New heights

Java 8: Explore the possibilities

Timothy Beneke takes you from embedded to cloud possibilities in Java 8 thanks to "the most significant expansion" to date.

Sort it out

Processing Data with Java SE 8 Streams, Part 1

Raoul-Gabriel Urma shows you how to use steam operations to express sophisticated data processing queries.

It's free, it's fresh, it's ready now!

What's the latest on JavaFX? Find out in the latest issue of JAX Magazine

Download the latest issue of JAX Magazine to find out about the Kickstarter making the Internet of Things that bit sweeter, get your kids coding, and more.

Deep dish

JavaFX and Near Field Communication on the Raspberry Pi

Learn how to use Java SE 8 to communicate with a near field communication (NFC) card reader, show a status message on a screen, or send information to a back-end system.

A la node

Processing on the Grid

Why do traditional cache semantics sometimes struggles to scale, and what can we do about it?

Lifting off

Java ME 8 and the Internet of Things

An overview of the platform poised to help lift the Internet of Things revolution into orbit.

Put a note on it

JSR 308 Explained: Java Type Annotations

Josh Juneau presents the case for type annotations, illustrated with some examples of where they come to the fore.

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