In the know: Eclipse Collections 9.0

The new Eclipse Collections logo

We’re now feature complete for Eclipse Collections 9.0. We’ve entered the quiet period for Eclipse Collections development while we wait for the official release notice from the Eclipse Foundation. This will be our second major release since the Eclipse Collections project started at the Eclipse Foundation. These are exciting times. Draft release notes here.

Now that we have an official logo, expect stickers and t-shirts soon. Preference will go first to Eclipse Collections committers and contributors, but anyone can become a contributor. See the contribution guide for details on how to contribute.

Java 9 and Eclipse Collections 9.0 will both be well covered at JavaOne in San Francisco this year. I will be giving a talk this year on the API design of Eclipse Collections. I’m looking forward to the opportunity to explain how and why Eclipse Collections became all that it is today. Drop by the API Deep Dive: Designing Eclipse Collections [CON6133] if you are at JavaOne this year and want to learn about the design and evolution of an advanced Java Collections framework.

Too many Java Collections frameworks, not enough time to learn them all? Drop by our Collections.compare:JDK, Eclipse, Guava, Apache… [CON1754] talk. The talk will cover APIs available in Java 8 Streams and the latest versions of Apache Commons Collections, Guava, Eclipse Collections and Vavr. This talk will help you make the most out of one of your precious few hours at JavaOne.

New to Eclipse Collections?

If you want an overview of the framework, then check out the reference guide. If you want to really learn Eclipse Collections (we learn best by doing), the Eclipse Collections kata is a great way to get started. I have updated the Eclipse Collections Kata recently with more hints and pointers. The web-based slides that guide the kata are here.

Want to know more?

You can now follow Eclipse Collections news and related topics on Twitter here.

Check out the code and follow the project on GitHub if you want to keep up to date live with where things are heading and with the contributions that the community is making.

Watch Kristen O’Leary’s recent talk at QCon New York on the Java Evolution of Eclipse Collections. If you want to know what has been happening with Eclipse Collections since it moved to the Eclipse Foundation, this is a great place to start.

Check out previous presentations if you want quick overviews of what is already available.

Look for me in the Hackergarten at JavaOne on Monday or Tuesday or at one of my two talks. I should be demoing in the Eclipse Foundation booth as well. I’m always happy to answer questions and share information.

I will also be continuing to blog here. Feel free to follow if you want to stay in the know on Eclipse Collections.