Implementing WatchService API in Java 7 to monitor the directory changes

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In Java 7 there were quite a lot of new things added to the File NIO package (java.nio)- there was a new java.nio.file package and java.nio.file.attribute package. Main highlights of the java.nio.file package are the following classes: Path: Its an object used to locate a file or directory in the file system. The value contained […]

Merge Sort implementation using Fork-Join Framework in Java 7

In our previous post we went through the basics of Fork-Join Framework introduced as part of Java 7. In this post lets apply the same Fork-Join to implement Merge sort algorithm. The pseudo code for Merge sort can be found here. also read: Java 7.0 Tutorials New Features in Java 7.0 G1 Garbage Collector in […]

Simple introduction to Fork-Join Framework in Java 7

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Fork-Join Framework was added as part of Java 7 which makes use of the ExecutorService interface to distribute tasks to the worker threads in the thread pool. The difference in Fork-Join is that the ideal worker threads can steal queued subtasks from the other tasks and execute them. also read: Java 7.0 Tutorials New Features […]

Whats new in Java 7 – try-with-resource construct in Project Coin

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In our previous post we looked at different features added as part of Project Coin, in this post we will look at another language construct added as part of Java 7 and Project Coin in particular. It is the try-with-resource construct also called as Automatic Resource Management. Before getting into the details of the construct, […]

What’s new in Java 7- Features as part of Project Coin

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As part of the Project Coin, there were quite a few language enhancements were added to the Language. The last time Java language changed was in the Java 5 release when Generics were added. The changes in introduced in the Java 7 were welcomed by java community around the world. This was seen as a stepping […]

Dealing with Directories and Directory Trees in Java 7.0

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This article is based on The Well-Grounded Java Developer, to be published Summer-2011. It is being reproduced here by permission from Manning Publications. Manning publishes MEAP (Manning Early Access Program,) eBooks and pBooks. MEAPs are sold exclusively through Manning.com. All pBook purchases include free PDF, mobi and epub. When mobile formats become available all customers […]

G1 Garbage Collector in Java 7.0

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Garbage Collection in Earlier versions Java 1.5 The major enhancements in Java 1.5 Garbage Collector (GC) has changed from the previous serial collector (-XX:+UseSerialGC) to a parallel collector (-XX:+UseParallelGC). You can override this default by using the -XX:+UseSerialGC command-line option to the java command. Enormous changes have made to the heap size.Before J2SE 5.0, the […]

Java 7.0

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Java 7.0 (Dolphin) Sun is releasing weekly early access snapshots of the complete source, binaries and documentation for JDK 7. These raw snapshot releases let you review and contribute to the Java SE platform as it is being developed. Some possible language changes being considered for Dolphin include: property support (for getFoo()/setFoo() pattern) method references […]

New Features in Java 7.0 – Part 1

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This article discusses the new features that are available in Java 7.0. Java 7.0 comes with bunch of new features – language level changes as well as API level changes and this article concentrates on the new API features such as Cache API, New Date and Time API and New IO 2 as well as […]

Introduction to Java Module System in Java 7.0

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This article explains the new Java Module System that will be included in the Java 7.0 release. Modules are new to the java language and they provide a standard for developing and deploying applications. The article will explain the various sub components that are available as part of the Java Module System’s architecture. The various […]