I’m featured in this week’s episode (#54) of the Java Spotlight podcast. I spend some time talking with Roger Brinkley about a few features of Java 7’s Project Coin and my “coinification” effort, that is, applying Coin features to the JDK 7 code base.
It was really difficult talking about some of the more obscure Coin features, particularly the “more precise rethrow” feature, without having the code in front of me. It’s probably even more difficult to listen to me talk about it. 🙂 If you want to look at some code, take a look at my JavaOne slide deck. Compare slides 15 and 17 to see the difference that more precise rethrow makes between Java 6 and 7.
For much of the podcast I talk about the URLJarFile scenario, which is the same one that I covered in my JavaOne presentation. In that presentation I edited the code on stage in NetBeans; unfortunately the video still isn’t available. You can see the edits incrementally in the backup slides of my slide deck, starting at slide 30.