New JEP: Local Variable Type Inference for Java. mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/plat…
Most devs think language design is basically the same as programming. It's not. It's more like writing all possible programs simultaneously.
The JShell REPL for Java is integrated into the b90 early-access build of JDK9. Check it out! jdk9.java.net/download/
My non-manifesto: Valuing clear analysis about tradeoffs, priorities, goals, and business value over manifestos.