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Preface

This book gives a concise introduction to the many new features of Java 8 (and a few features of Java 7 that haven’t received much attention) for programmers who are already familiar with Java.

This book is written in the “impatient” style that I first tried out in a book called Scala for the Impatient. In that book, I wanted to quickly cut to the chase without lecturing the reader about the superiority of one paradigm over another. I presented information in small chunks organized to help you quickly retrieve it when needed. The approach was a big success in the Scala community, and I am employing it again in this book.

With Java 8, the Java programming language and library receive a major refresh. Lambda expressions make it possible ...

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