Thursday Mar 14, 2013

JavaSE 7 Try-with-Resources Refactoring Hints

I have recently just finished an upgrade of the JavaSE 7 hands on labs that we conduct at Oracle Technical Network Java Developer Days. One of the objectives of the lab is to teach the attendees about the new features in JavaSE 7 found in Project Coin and NIO2. The other, somewhat subtle objective, is to introduce the NetBeans IDE and it's refactoring capabilities. Additionally, with the recent JavaSE 6 end of updates announcement it is a good time to share some refactoring hints to others that might be thinking of upgrading their code when as they upgrade to JavaSE 7.

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Wednesday May 23, 2012

SonOfAnException Handling in Try Multi-Catch?

I while back I was doing a presentation when someone in the audience asked me a question about try multi-catch syntax. The initial question was what is the order of processing of exceptions, but the underlying question was what happens if one the exception is a subclass of another exception? Or put another way can the multi-catch handle a Son of an Exception?

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Friday Apr 27, 2012

Invokedynamic Bytecode Question from Cleveland JUG

On April 11 I visited the Cleveland JUG doing a presentation on JavaFX. At the end of the presentation I opened the floor to an questions and got one I didn't expect.

 "Where can I find documentation on the new invokedynamic byte code?"

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