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Get Started with JDK 7 and Netbeans 7.0 Beta 2

In order to 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!

Cheers, 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.

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