The year 2013 has brought a host of innovation to the Java platforms, Standard and Enterprise Editions. Lambda expressions are finally here, in both Java SE 8 and Java EE 7 (Expression Language 3.0, even if you aren’t using Java 8). The superiority of Joda Time, improved, has made its way into the platform. The power of WebSockets is finally at your fingertips when writing Java applications. How does all of this come together to help you create better software? Nick will go over three key examples from his book—a better date formatting JSP tag, WebSockets for game play, and clustering with RabbitMQ—to demonstrate that creating powerful, scalable, and flexible software is easier than ever before.
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