Interesting Links – 4 Nov 2016

Oh, boy, a bunch of releases:

  • Guava 20, the ultra-useful third-party library for Java that virtually everyone can and should be willing to use, has been released
  • MongoDB 3.4, the NoSQL document database used by jabavot and many others, has been released
  • LWJGL 3.1.0, the lightweight java graphics library, has been released

Finally, DZone publishes something I wanted to read:

  • Everything You Want to Know About ThreadLocal Random Implementation,” a really interesting walk through a random number generator.
  • From cheeser: Whiley, “A Programming Language with Extended Static Checking.” It’s another language for the JVM with significant whitespace (blocks are determined by indentation); it also provides a way for methods and functions to guarantee at the compilation stage that return values comply with a specification. It looks neat. It’s been around since 2009, and there’s no way to tell if it has any sort of path to critical mass yet. Take a look!

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