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Chapter 14. Staying well-grounded

This chapter covers

  • What Java 8 holds for you as a developer
  • The future of polyglot programming
  • Where concurrency is heading next
  • New JVM-level features

To stay ahead of the curve, the well-grounded Java developer should always be aware of what’s coming around the corner. In this final chapter, we’ll discuss several topics that we feel point the way toward the future of the Java language and the platform.

As we don’t have a TARDIS or crystal ball, this chapter focuses on language features and platform changes that we know are already under way. That means that this is inevitably a point-in-time view, which is a polite way of saying that it’s partially a work of (science) fiction.

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