JDK 7: Collecting Honey
By dannycoward on Jun 17, 2009
There's also been a flurry of blogging and articles around the JDK 7 Preview, released at JavaOne, too.
Like about Project Jigsaw, which will modularize the JDK. Most of the audience got it when Mark announced that Classpath is Dead, but for a deeper dive, check out this JavaPosse episode, where both Mark and Alex got a grilling.
Or about the multi-language VM work, which John presented. And Charlie has used already in an experimental version of JRuby. And bytecode manipulation framework ASM has already picked up. Who's next ?
Project Coin, which is gathering a small set of additions to the Java language for JDK 7 is narrowing down the many options, as you can see from Joe's slides.
Take a look at this detailed article about NIO2, also in the JDK 7 Preview, and which Alan presented on.
And thankfully the is-the-G1-collector-free-or-not storm in a teacup blew itself out.