Java 8 gearing up for release, why Java 8 will be a top contender for Java.next languages in 2014?

Java 8 will go GA in March 2014.  The first proposed final draft of Java 8 JSR 337 was released early this week. One of the main components of this JSR is Lambda Expressions for the language (JSR 337). This brings the functional constructs to the language, which will undeniably make Java a top contender … Continue reading Java 8 gearing up for release, why Java 8 will be a top contender for Java.next languages in 2014?

Parallel Looping Constructs in Java (revisited)

Two years ago, I blogged about parallel for each construct using a very early version of lambda prototype compiler. At that time, Data Parallelism was already available in C# TPL, but Java designers were hard at work in bringing this idiom to Java. https://gist.github.com/aruld/4949503 Lambda expressions support in Java 8 is here for everyone to … Continue reading Parallel Looping Constructs in Java (revisited)

Java 8 – This ain’t your grandpa’s Java

Java 8 adds support for bulk data operations (JEP 107) in the Collections library. It is unlikely every forms of bulk data operations will be added to the retrofitted Collections framework, but the language designers are making every possible effort in accommodating general use cases of "filter/map/reduce for Java". Libraries should make use of parallelization … Continue reading Java 8 – This ain’t your grandpa’s Java

Functional Programming Principles in Scala video lectures from coursera.org

It is nice to download the course materials from coursera.org and view them offline especially the mp4 video lectures. Here is a nice utility which exactly does that. I used this script to download video lectures for Functional Programming Principles in Scala course. It comes handy to listen from smartphone! git clone https://github.com/jplehmann/coursera cd coursera … Continue reading Functional Programming Principles in Scala video lectures from coursera.org

Implementing a light weight web service trigger in Flux

Aloha from Hawaii! Shame on me to not blog for months. Well, honestly I have been quite busy during the past few months. With the big move to Hawaii in December and the recent launch of Floify kept me occupied. Although moving to a new place is fun, getting settled on an island can sometimes … Continue reading Implementing a light weight web service trigger in Flux

Invoking Web Services from your Flux Workflow

Flux's RestAction is the go-to construct for users orchestrating Flux workflows that involve web service integration. Be it HTTP-based services or SOAP-based services that implement HTTP binding, RestAction comes very handy for developers. Flux has a WebServiceAction which talks SOAP exclusively for services that implement WS-* such as Addressing, Security etc. RestAction has neat XPath … Continue reading Invoking Web Services from your Flux Workflow