First day at JavaOne 2013
JavaOne 2013 is in full swing and I’m in the middle of it. As usual the days are crammed with sessions with little or no time for anything else (such as lunch – so thanks for the peanuts, OTN!).
My favourite Monday session was CON7859 (The Road to Lambda). It provided a good overview of the design underpinning the long awaited lambda language feature due in Java SE 8. The developers have really done a great job, adding the new feature with a natural syntax and without breaking existing code. I didn’t like inner classes when they were introduced, as they made the language more complex, but this time the change feels right. I can hardly wait for the final version to be available from OTN.
It was also quite interesting to see BOF7786, demonstrating how to create a supercomputer with Hazelcast, 48 Raspberry Pi units and lego. It overlaps CON4177, which I will present on Thursday, where we are using a wall with 48 Raspberry Pi units for load tests. Many similarities, but also some differences.
Hope to see you at JavaOne!