This week's book giveaway is in the Mac OS forum. We're giving away four copies of a choice of "Take Control of Upgrading to Yosemite" or "Take Control of Automating Your Mac" and have Joe Kissell on-line! See this thread for details.
The JLS explains why the designers of the language decided not to allow implicit narrowing of integer constants in method invocation conversions. JLS 5.3 Method Invocation Conversion The rules for overloaded method resolution would be more complex otherwise.