Java News from Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Kevin Bourillon and Jared Levy have posted version 0.8 of the Google Collections library, which extends the standard JDK collections classes with:

There are also more than a dozen collection implementations, mostly of the interfaces above, but not all. ReferenceMap, for example, is a ConcurrentMap implementation which easily handles any combination of strong, soft or weak keys with strong, soft or weak values.

Static utility classes include:

And there's more:

Changes in this release include:

Added classes

New functionality

Removed code

Java 5 or later is required.