Chapter 16. Conclusions and where next for Java

This chapter covers

  • New Java 8 features and their evolutionary effect on programming style
  • A few unfinished-business ideas started by Java 8
  • What Java 9 and Java 10 might bring

We covered a lot of material in this book, and we hope you now feel that you’re ready to start using the new Java 8 features in your own code, perhaps building on our examples and quizzes. In this chapter we review the journey of learning about Java 8 and the gentle push toward functional-style programming. In addition, we speculate on what future enhancements and great new features may be in Java’s pipeline beyond Java 8.

16.1. Review of Java 8 features

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