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Java: The Complete Reference, 10th Edition by Herbert Schildt

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CHAPTER

15    Lambda Expressions

During Java’s ongoing development and evolution, many features have been added since its original 1.0 release. However, two stand out because they have profoundly reshaped the language, fundamentally changing the way that code is written. The first was the addition of generics, added by JDK 5. (See Chapter 14.) The second is the lambda expression, which is the subject of this chapter.

Added by JDK 8, lambda expressions (and their related features) significantly enhanced Java because of two primary reasons. First, they added new syntax elements that increased the expressive power of the language. In the process, they streamlined the way that certain common constructs are implemented. Second, the addition of lambda ...

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