Learn More About Streams and Collections

Lambda Expressions are a major new language feature introduced in Java SE 8. Related to that change are the Streams API and Aggregate Operations on Collections. The Collection interface now exposes methods Stream<E> stream() and Stream<E> parallelStream(), for obtaining sequential or parallel streams from an underlying collection. Here's a quick example showing how this new API (with Lambda Expressions) would be used in place of a traditional Iterator or for loop. It obtains...

Monday, March 24, 2014 | Java | Read More

Learn More About Enhancements in JavaFX 8

The JavaFX documents were updated for release 8. To symbolize JavaFX integration into Java SE, the JavaFX 8 documentation index has moved to a new URL at The old URL at will send you to this new page. You can still access the JavaFX 2 documentation at The JavaFX writers have always provided many sample applications to go with their tutorials. These...

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 | Java | Read More

JDK 8 Is Released!

Java SE 8 has gone live! Download it from the Java SE Downloads page. For this release, the Java SE 8 landing page has been revamped and the Java Tutorials have been updated. See the JDK 8 Release Notes for detailed information about this release. Highlights include the following: Lambda expressions, a new language feature, enable you to treat functionality as a method argument, or code as data. Other significant enhancements and changes to the Java language and standard...

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 | Java | Read More

Java ME Embedded 8 Early Access 2

The long awaited second early access release of Oracle Java ME Embedded 8 is available on OTN. It comes with the following updates and enhancements to the Oracle Java ME Embedded software: Enhanced device controls and improved input/output (IO) for small embedded devices, including a windowed Watchdog timer. Ongoing support for CLDC 8 and Profile MEEP 8 Device Access APIs Generic Connection Framework (GCF) API See the following Reference Platform Release Notes for more information...

Friday, February 14, 2014 | Java | Read More

Java Tutorial JDK8 Early Access Updates

An updated Java Tutorial was released today to coincide with the release of JDK 7u51. In addition to the changes for the 7u51 release, this update includes the following changes to JDK 8 early access documentation: The Type Inference section in the Generics trail has been updated with the section Target Types, which describes how the Java compiler takes advantage of target typing to infer the type parameters of a generic method invocation in JDK 8. The names of the formal...

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 | Java | Read More

JDK 7u51 and JavaFX 2.2.51 Documentation Updates

The Java Development Kit 7 Update 51 (JDK 7u51) release with JavaFX 2.2.51 is available and can be downloaded from the Java SE Downloads page. For information about this release, see the JDK 7u51 Release Notes. Documentation has been updated for the following changes to the JDK: The Exception Site List feature provides a way for users to run Java applets and Java Web Start applications that do not meet the latest security requirements. RIAs that are hosted on a site in...

Tuesday, January 14, 2014 | Java | Read More

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