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Amazon Unveils its Eighth Generation Fulfillment Center in USA


Amazon revealed its newest generation fulfillment center utilizing robotics, vision systems and high-end technology to speed up order delivery times for customers on last Cyber Monday (December 01, 2014)

“The Amazon fulfillment teams are dedicated to innovating in our fulfillment centers to increase speed of delivery while enabling greater local selection at lower costs for our customers. The advancements in our latest fulfillment centers hit all three of these customer desires while continuing to provide a work environment that is great for employees,” said Dave Clark, Amazon’s senior vice president of worldwide operations and customer service.

Some features of Amazon’s eighth generation fulfillment center include:

  • Kiva robots of which Amazon currently has more than 15,000 operating across the U.S.;
  • Robo-Stow, one of Earth’s largest robotic arms moving large quantities of inventory for customer order fulfillment;
  • New vision systems enabling the unloading and receipt of an entire trailer of inventory in as little as 30 minutes instead of hours; and
  • New, high-end graphically oriented computer systems for employees to use while fulfilling orders for customers.

Amazon recently announced it will hire 80,000 seasonal employees to fulfill customer orders this holiday, a 14 percent increase over last year. The company expects that thousands of those employees will stay on in regular, full-time roles.

View photos and videos of Amazon’s eighth generation fulfillment center here.

Multiple Heritance in Java 8


One of the newest features from Java 8 is the capability and freedom of using multiple heritance with defaults method. java-installer

Take a look at the example below:

Remembering that, even with some existing restrictions when building an interface it is still a fast simple way of multiple heritance that have never existed before at Java. You can see uncountable new interesting options of OOP design.
Therefore, take so much care! Every power comes with responsabilities…


Java Magazine – November/December 2014


Welcome to the November/December 2014 issue of Java Magazine! In this issue explore the Java development for Internet of Things and discover how kids are learning Java in programs all over the world.

java-magazine-december-2014Java Development for the Internet of Things
Oracle’s Henrik Ståhl discusses the Internet of Things for Java developers.

Java Development for the Internet of Things – Part II
Oracle’s Henrik Ståhl discusses the Internet of Things for Java developers.

Java: The Next Generation
Teach kids to code and give them tools for success.

Robots Make Factories Smarter
Keba’s systems help usher in the next industrial revolution.

Code Java on the Raspberry Pi
BlueJ brings Java SE 8 development directly to the Raspberry Pi.

jdeps, Compact Profiles, and Java Modularity
We look at the future of Java modularity.

The Device I/O API
A standard API for peripherals and low-level hardware control just arrived for Oracle Java SE Embedded.

And much more!


Java HTTPS Client Example


Question: Can you share some source code for a Java HTTPS client application?

Sure, here’s the source code for an example Java HTTPS client program I just used to download the contents of an HTTPS (SSL) URL.

I used this program to troubleshoot a problem with Java and HTTPS URLs, including all that nice Java SSL keystore and cacerts stuff you may run into when working with Java, HTTPS/SSL, and hitting a URL.

This Java program should work if you are hitting an HTTPS URL that has a valid SSL certificate from someone like Verisign or Thawte, but will not work with other SSL certificates unless you go down the Java keystore road.

package foo;

public class JavaHttpsExample
public static void main(String[] args)
throws Exception
String httpsURL = "";
URL myurl = new URL(httpsURL);
HttpsURLConnection con = (HttpsURLConnection)myurl.openConnection();
InputStream ins = con.getInputStream();
InputStreamReader isr = new InputStreamReader(ins);
BufferedReader in = new BufferedReader(isr);

String inputLine;

while ((inputLine = in.readLine()) != null)

Just change the URL shown there to the HTTPS URL you want to access, and hopefully everything will work well for you.

Voice recognition with javascript in your website


 What is Web Speech API?

The Web Speech API was launched in late 2012 and enables developers to provide the input speech and text-to-speech output capabilities in a web browser. This API takes care of the privacy of users because before leaving the site to access the voice through a microphone, the user must explicitly grant permission. Interestingly, the application shall be the same as the getUserMedia API, although not need the webcam. If the page that implements this API uses the HTTPS protocol, the browser asks permission only once.

Found at website: