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Favorite upcoming feature?

Ernest Friedman-Hill
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This is the first thread in the new Java 7/8 forum. I thought I'd kick things off by asking people about what planned features they're jazzed about. My personal favorite, Elvis and friends, didn't make it in to Java 7. What are you looking forward to?


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Wouter Oet
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I really looking forward to ARM or automatic resource management. No more:


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Martijn Verburg
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Wouter Oet wrote:I really looking forward to ARM or automatic resource management. No more:


It was recently announced that the ARM support would be included for JDBC as well, so no more incredibly long chains of closing off Statements, Connections, Sessions and goodness knows what else :-)


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Wouter Oet
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That is great. Do you have a link to that announcement because I can't find it.
Martijn Verburg
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Yep good news indeed! http://blogs.sun.com/darcy/entry/project_coin_jdbc_4_1.
fred rosenberger
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Ernest Friedman-Hill wrote:My personal favorite, Elvis and friends, didn't make it in to Java 7.

So...Elvis has left the specification?


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Martijn Verburg wrote:Yep good news indeed! http://blogs.sun.com/darcy/entry/project_coin_jdbc_4_1.

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Mohamed Sanaulla
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Looking forward to Project Coin as well as Project Lambda


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Wouter Oet
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mohamed sanaullah wrote:Looking forward to Project Coin

Project coin has a lot of new features. Which feature do you like most?
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Wouter Oet wrote:Project coin has a lot of new features. Which feature do you like most?


Strings in switch- If they can be extended to comparing with regex pattern in the case statements (or does this support it?), that would be useful.
And of course- the ARM
Wouter Oet
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Nope it can't. The only new things that can be in the case statements are compile-time constant Strings.
 
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