In order help early adopters explore Java 7 we've put up a series of blog posts starting with installing the latest JDK 7 binary build, followed by installing NetBeans 7.0 (Beta 2). Regular blog posts featuring code samples and the weekly state of Java 7 progress will commence starting from this week. In addition to the blog posts we have started a google group discussing Java 7 topics.
So if you are interested in trying out the features of Project Coin, e.g:
- try-with-resource statements
- Simplified varargs method invocation
- Multi-catch and more precise rethrow
- Strings in switch
Or, perhaps the new Asychronous I/O capabilties that come part of NIO.2, then try out the instructions above and let us know if there are any issues!
Martijn (@karianna, @java7developer)
In the interest of transparency: Ben Evans and myself are writing "The Well-Grounded Java Developer" covering important parts of Java 7 and ployglot programming on the JVM. The blog does have the occasional book related post, but you can filter those out easily. The google group is focussed on Java 7 with extremely low volume of traffic about the book