Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Java Code Conventions from the last century

I find it very helpful that Java Code Conventions exist for a long time now. They really "improve the readability of the software, allowing engineers to understand new code more quickly and thoroughly" (from the Code Conventions web page).

But while the Java language evolves the code conventions remain the same. Since the Java Code Conventions were last updated in 1999 several new Java language features were introduced including lambdas in the upcoming version of Java 8.