Syntax for calling “super” in Java 8 Defender methods

This is a very interesting discussion. How to reference default methods from implemented interfaces throughout the class / interface hierarchy? Situation: interface K { int m() default { return 88; } } interface J extends K { int m() default { return K.super.m(); } // ^^^^^^^^^^^^ How to express this? } Solution ideas: K.super.m() super.K.m() … Continue reading Syntax for calling “super” in Java 8 Defender methods

Survey about the Java 8 “default method” syntax

Influence the future of Java now! Participate in this official survey by Brian Goetz: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/9VPJZQQ

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

Java 8 virtual extension methods

I've been following the evolution of the Java 8 Lambda expressions project for a while now, and I'm really thrilled by its current state of progress. The latest "easy-to-understand" presentation I've found is this one: http://blogs.oracle.com/briangoetz/resource/devoxx-lang-lib-vm-co-evol.pdf Now, as an API designer, I'm particularly interested in the concept of virtual extension methods and I was wondering … Continue reading Java 8 virtual extension methods