CHAPTER 3

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A Java 8 Primer: An Introduction to Java 8 Concepts and Principles

Let’s build on the knowledge you gained about NetBeans IDE 8.0 in the previous chapter by exploring the basic concepts and principles behind the Java 8 programming language. Java JDK 8 will be the foundation for your Java 8 games, as well as for your NetBeans IDE 8.0, so it is important that you take the time to study this chapter, a Java 8 “primer” that gives you an overview of this internationally popular computer (and device) programming language.

You will of course learn about more advanced concepts, such as Lambda Expressions, and about other Java 8 components, such ...

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