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#java 7

It's dead

Oracle announces Java 7 end of life

Java 7 has finally met its maker and will no longer be supported by Oracle via security updates. While the wind-up announcement was made long ago, there are still questions about Java 7 being killed off too soon.

Gotta love a lambda

Jamie Allen: What you need to know about Lambdas

In this JAX London 2013 Keynote, Jamie Allen discusses best practices for using Lambdas in Java and other JVM-based languages, and shows how we can make these constructs more usable in production. He also reviews concepts associated with lambdas to make sure everyone is on the same page, such as closures, higher order functions and the relationship between methods and functions and how they relate to Lambdas.