April 2012

April's topic will be JDK 7 Features and Code Snippets, and Upcoming Features Coming in JDK 8 presented by Tim Grewe, Senior Systems Developer at FCCI Insurance Group.

 The agenda consists of:

  • Announcements from JavaOne 2011 about present and future Java support, releases and features
  • Major features of JDK 7 and JDK 8
    • Project Coin, Project Lambda, Project Jigsaw
  •  JDK 7 - Overview and Highlights
    • More precise error handling (mutli-catch, and try with resources)
    • Consistency and clarity (Strings in switch, literal improvements)
    • Easier to use Generics (diamond literal)
  • JDK 8 - Overview and Highlights
    • Project Lambda(Closures and optimizing multi-core use)
    • Project Jigsaw(modularizing the JDK)

Food and beverages will be provided by Steve Turner Director of Recruiting at T2 Software Services, Inc. Please contact our sponsor if you are looking for IT related jobs.

t032.jpgI will bring samples of my Brewsmith Citra Bomb Pale Ale and a few others from the past meetings.

Wednesday, April 18th at 6:00 PM.

The event will be hosted by Community Foundation of Sarasota, located at 2635 Fruitville Rd, Sarasota, FL 34237, which is west of exit 210 off I75.