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Java 7: What's In It For Developers 338

GMGruman writes "After five years of a torturous political process and now under the new ownership of Oracle, Java SE 7 is finally out (and its initial bugs patched in the Update 1 release). So what does it actually offer? Paul Krill surveys the new capabilities that matter most for Java developers, from dynamic language support to an improved file system."
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Java 7: What's In It For Developers

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  • by Rik Rohl ( 1399705 ) on Wednesday August 24, 2011 @11:41PM (#37201194)

    Obligatory xkcd []

  • No Thanks! (Score:2, Funny)

    by Greyfox ( 87712 ) on Thursday August 25, 2011 @02:48AM (#37202194) Homepage Journal
    I've been playing with C++ again recently and had forgotten how much I really liked the language. I have real destructors again! That, along with oracle's recent abusive behavior toward Android leads me to dance the "Oracle can Blow Me" dance! Here I go! Oracle can blow me! Oracle can blow me! Yeah! Shake it!

    Google just needs to re-implement all their shit in C++ and we can get an "Oracle can Blow Me" congo line going. Having a native mode executable build down to 20 *kilobytes* and actually run in 20 kilobytes is freaking awesome. Having real system level control over your hardware, awesome. As long as you're not seduced by template fuckery (You know who you are, "lets factor prime numbers at compile time" template people!) or dynamic link libraries, it's a fine language!

In less than a century, computers will be making substantial progress on ... the overriding problem of war and peace. -- James Slagle