My thanks go, as always, to my editor Greg Doench, who enthusiastically supported the vision of a short book that gives a fresh introduction to Java 8. Dmitry Kirsanov and Alina Kirsanova once again turned an XHTML manuscript into an attractive book with amazing speed and attention to detail. My special gratitude goes to the excellent team of reviewers who spotted many errors and gave thoughtful suggestions for improvement. They are: Andres Almiray, Brian Goetz, Marty Hall, Mark Lawrence, Doug Lea, Simon Ritter, Yoshiki Shibata, and Christian Ullenboom.

Cay HorstmannBiel/Bienne, SwitzerlandJanuary 2015

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