Project Coin is a suite of language and library changes to make things programmers do everyday easier.
The language changes introduced in JDK 7 include:
strings in switch
multi-catch with final rethrow
safe varargs annotation
This talk will provide a comprehensive retrospect of the language features added in JDK 7, with particular focus on design constraints, design/testing methodologies, compiler implementation strategies and unexpected language feature interactions. Additionally, the possible inclusion of further small languages changes in JDK 8 (or later) will also be discussed.