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A tutorial series on Java as we all eagerly await the official release of Java SE 9

Diamond Syntax (Type Inference for Generics)
Sometimes when we are using generics in an application, we may end up with a long line of code, which may be very confusing or have poor readability. This is because there may be multiple generic types that are used in the same line. To improve upon this, JDK7 introduces the concept of the diamond operator or diamond syntax, where the type of the generic variable is inferred.

public class jdk7_DiamondSyntax {
public static void main(String[] args) {
Map<String, Map<String, List<String>>> list = new HashMap<>();
List<String> aList = new ArrayList<String>();
aList.add("09.10");
aList.add("09.20");
aList.add("09.22");
Map<String,List<String>> iMap = new HashMap<>();
iMap.put("radiac", aList);
list.put("radia", iMap);
}
}<

Binary Literals, Underscore in Literals
Continuing on the aspects of readability for numeric literals, the concept of the underscore is provided to separate numeric literals - like at the thousands place, millions place, hundreds place, etc. Also, Binary Literals are allowed in JDK7, starting with 0b. All types of numeric literals will allow the use of '_'. You have to make sure that '_' is not used as the (before) first or (after) last digit of the numeric literal AND '_' is not used adjacent to the decimal point AND '_' is used before the F or the L suffix.

public class jdk7_Literals {
int million = 100_000_000;
byte b = (byte) 0b0001111111;
short s = (short) 0b111100000000;
int i = 0b11111111111111111111;
public static void main(String[] args) {
jdk7_Literals l = new jdk7_Literals();
System.out.println(l.million); System.out.println(l.b + ":" + l.s + ":" + l.i);
}
}

Happy times with JDK 7!

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