jOOQ Tuesdays: Daniel Dietrich Explains the Benefits of Object-Functional Programming

Welcome to the jOOQ Tuesdays series. In this series, we’ll publish an article on the third Tuesday every other month where we interview someone we find exciting in our industry from a jOOQ perspective. This includes people who work with SQL, Java, Open Source, and a variety of other related topics. I'm very excited to … Continue reading jOOQ Tuesdays: Daniel Dietrich Explains the Benefits of Object-Functional Programming

10 Java Articles Everyone Must Read

One month ago, we've published a list of 10 SQL Articles Everyone Must Read. A list of articles that we believe would add exceptional value to our readers on the jOOQ blog. The jOOQ blog is a blog focusing on both Java and SQL, so it is only natural that today, one month later, we're … Continue reading 10 Java Articles Everyone Must Read

The Java Legacy is Constantly Growing

I've recently stumbled upon a very interesting caveat of the JDK APIs, the Class.getConstructors() method. Its method signature is this: Constructor<?>[] getConstructors() The interesting thing here is that Class.getConstructor(Class...) returns a Constructor<T>, with <T> being maintained: Constructor<T> getConstructor(Class<?>... parameterTypes) Why is there a difference, i.e. why doesn't the first method return Constructor<T>[]? Let's consider the … Continue reading The Java Legacy is Constantly Growing

Really Too Bad that Java 8 Doesn’t Have Iterable.stream()

This is one of the more interesting recent Stack Overflow questions: Why does Iterable not provide stream() and parallelStream() methods? At first, it might seem intuitive to make it straight-forward to convert an Iterable into a Stream, because the two are really more or less the same thing for 90% of all use-cases. Granted, the … Continue reading Really Too Bad that Java 8 Doesn’t Have Iterable.stream()

When the Java 8 Streams API is not Enough

Java 8 was - as always - a release of compromises and backwards-compatibility. A release where the JSR-335 expert group might not have agreed upon scope or feasibility of certain features with some of the audience. See some concrete explanations by Brian Goetz about why ... ... "final" is not allowed in Java 8 default … Continue reading When the Java 8 Streams API is not Enough

Java 8 Friday: Language Design is Subtle

At Data Geekery, we love Java. And as we're really into jOOQ's fluent API and query DSL, we're absolutely thrilled about what Java 8 will bring to our ecosystem. Java 8 Friday Every Friday, we're showing you a couple of nice new tutorial-style Java 8 features, which take advantage of lambda expressions, extension methods, and … Continue reading Java 8 Friday: Language Design is Subtle

Where’s the Self-Confidence when Advertising Java 8, Oracle?

I have often wondered, why the team around Brian Goetz has been heading towards a “decent compromise” so strongly from the beginning, both from a marketing AND technical point of view, instead of adding more boldness to how Java 8 is advertised. At Devoxx Belgium 2013, Brian Goetz seems to have really sold his accomplishments … Continue reading Where’s the Self-Confidence when Advertising Java 8, Oracle?

JDK 8: State of the Collections

Here's the latest publication by Brian Goetz, Oracle's project lead for JSR 335, a.k.a. Project Lambda. Here's a nice example showing new collection features, such as "Streams" using method references: List<String> strings = ... int sumOfLengths = strings.stream() .map(String::length) .reduce(0, Integer::plus); Another nice example showing the use of lambda expressions: int sum = shapes.stream() .filter(s … Continue reading JDK 8: State of the Collections

Exciting ideas in Java 8: Streams

Brian Goetz's recent post on the State of the Lambda reveils exciting new ideas that are prone to be included in Java 8. One of them is the concept of "Streams" as opposed to "Collections". Using the new Java 8 extension methods, the Iterable interface can be extended compatibly with a lot of "lazy" and … Continue reading Exciting ideas in Java 8: Streams