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Java SE 8, released by Oracle on March 18th, is a highly anticipated update to the Java platform. The addition of lambda expressions (closures) and streams represents the biggest change to Java programming since the introduction of generics and annotations.

The Java developer community is eager to take advantage of these powerful new features. According to Typesafe’s recent survey of Java developers, 65% intend to upgrade to Java SE 8 within the next 24 months.

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Internationally renowned Java author Cay S. Horstmann concisely introduces Java 8’s most valuable new features in Java SE 8 for the Really Impatient. If you’re an experienced Java programmer, Horstmann’s practical insights and sample code will help you quickly take advantage of these and other Java language and platform improvements.

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In Java SE 8 for the Really Impatient, internationally renowned Java author Cay S. Horstmann concisely introduces Java 8’s most valuable new features (plus a few Java 7 innovations that haven’t had the attention they deserve). If you’re an experienced Java programmer, Horstmann’s practical insights and sample code will help you quickly take advantage of these and other Java language and platform improvements. In this Chapter 1, you will learn all about lambda expressions and how to best implement them in your Java code.
Java 8: Lambda Expressions and Streams LiveLessons covers the most important new features introduced in Java 8. It is presented by Marty Hall, bestselling author, world-renowned instructor, and president of the training company coreservlets.com. This LiveLesson explains the syntax and usage of Java 8 lambda expressions, shows the prebuilt functions, covers streams thoroughly, and gives examples of the types of applications to which lambdas and streams are well suited.

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