Java 8 in Action
Lambdas, streams, and functional-style programming
Raoul-Gabriel Urma, Mario Fusco, and Alan Mycroft
  • August 2014
  • ISBN 9781617291999
  • 424 pages

A great and concise guide to what’s new in Java8, with plenty of examples to get you going in a hurry.

Jason Lee, Oracle

Java 8 in Action is a clearly written guide to the new features of Java 8. The book covers lambdas, streams, and functional-style programming. With Java 8's functional features you can now write more concise code in less time, and also automatically benefit from multicore architectures. It's time to dig in!

About the book

Every new version of Java is important, but Java 8 is a game changer. Java 8 in Action is a clearly written guide to the new features of Java 8. It begins with a practical introduction to lambdas, using real-world Java code. Next, it covers the new Streams API and shows how you can use it to make collection-based code radically easier to understand and maintain. It also explains other major Java 8 features including default methods, Optional, CompletableFuture, and the new Date and Time API.

What's inside

  • How to use Java 8's powerful new features
  • Writing effective multicore-ready applications
  • Refactoring, testing, and debugging
  • Adopting functional-style programming
  • Quizzes and quick-check questions

About the reader

This book is written for programmers familiar with Java and basic OO programming.

About the authors

Raoul-Gabriel Urma is a software engineer, speaker, trainer, and PhD candidate at the University of Cambridge. Mario Fusco is an engineer at Red Hat and creator of the lambdaj library. Alan Mycroft is a professor at Cambridge and cofounder of the Raspberry Pi Foundation.


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