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Java 7 New Features Cookbook by Jennifer L. Reese, Richard M. Reese

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Chapter 11. Odds and Ends

In this chapter, we will cover the following:

  • Handling weeks in Java 7

  • Using Currency in Java 7

  • Using the NumericShaper.Range enumeration to support the display of digits

  • JavaBean improvements in Java 7

  • Handling locales and the Locale.Builder class in Java 7

  • Handling null references

  • Using the new BitSet methods in Java 7

Introduction

This chapter will address many new additions to Java 7 that do not fit into the previous chapters. Many of these enhancements have potentially widespread application, such as the java.lang.Objects class and java.util.Locale class improvements as discussed in the Handling locales and the Locale.Builder class in Java 7 recipe. Others are more specialized, such as the improvements made to the java.util.BitSet ...

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