CHAPTER 3

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Lambdas and Other Java 8 Features

Rarely, if ever, has there been a new release of Java that created as much interest as Java 8, which was officially released in early 2014. By far the most talked-about change was the introduction of lambda expressions, although the new release also included a number of other changes, such as the following:

  • Implementation of default methods.
  • The Streams API.
  • A new API for the representation and manipulation of date and time values.

Other less notable changes and additions were included in Java 8, but these items represent the ones that have generated the most interest and as a result will be covered ...

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