As we reach the middle of our second decade of Java experience, the community has learned a lot about software development. Many of our best ideas on how to use a Java Virtual Machine (JVM) are now being baked into more advanced languages for the JVM. These languages tend to provide two significant advantages:
I have picked four "Java.next" languages to demonstrate these concepts: Clojure, Groovy, JRuby, and Scala. I have written a series of articles and conference talks describing how these languages can make teams more productive.
This page is the top-level table of contents for Java.next, and I will update the links below as new articles and talks become available.