Give it a REST

January 30, 2007

WS-* v REST, the wars continue ;). A short article by Larry O’Brien explains why REST+POX beats WS-* for SOA.

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Neal Gafter on Closures for Java

January 3, 2007

A interesting talk by Neal Gafter. Neal explains some of the problems with using anonymous inner classes and how closures will address those. With closures for Java being sold to developers it seems like they are much closer to being added to the official language specification. Yippie!

References from the talk:

http://www.javac.info
http://gafter.blogspot.com/
http://blogs.sun.com/ahe/
http://blogs.sun.com/gbracha/entry/achieving_closure
http://blogs.sun.com/jag/entry/the_black_hole_theory_of
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Closure_(computer_science)

Seems from Neal’s resume that closures are indeed “proposed for inclusion in JDK7” 🙂