I had the pleasure of addressing the Chicago Java Users Group and jamming with JUG leader Freddy Guime in the process. The presentation was a gentle introduction to features in Java 8 such as Lambdas, the Streams API, the new Date/Time API, new JavaFX features, and Java Mobile Edition 8. To demonstrate multi-touch and 3D features, I played some blues on the ZenGuitar JavaFX app while Freddy riffed on his real guitar. Please watch the video below to learn about features of Java 8, launched in March 2014.
You can view the slides from the presentation below:
By the way, the folks at SANDEC have ported ZenGuitar to their SimpleFX DSL. Very cool stuff!