So now we deep dive into what the “Real” advantages of Java 8 are :). The lambdas were just a head-fake (to quote Randy Pausch), the real meat is all the support that was brought because of lambdas, most importantly Streams. Streams are now pervasive in Java 8, and thanks to the way it was implemented is mostly backwards compatible! Oh boy, take a listen to start really tapping into the power of Lambdas and Java 8!
- Java SE 8: Quickstart (the java.util.function package onwards)
- Parallel Universe – Not Your Father’s Java (See the section title ‘Write Succinct Code with Java 8’)
- Streams API
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