Functional-style Programming in Java using Lambdas & Streams
What you'll learn
- Gain in-depth understanding of Lambdas, Method & Constructor References, and Functional Interfaces
- Gain deep understanding of Streams and how to use them effectively
- Get comfortable with Streams API & Stream Paradigm through challenging coding exercises
- Learn to write elegant, concise and efficient Functional-style code
- Learn best practices for using Lambdas & Streams
- Basic understanding of Java is required
- Demos are shown in Eclipse and so you should be able to follow along
Writing elegant & readable code is extremely important when building software. However, sometimes we are limited by the features of the programming language and this was the case with Java too. Code written in Java was sometimes considered verbose, which in turn made it difficult to understand. However, this started to change since Java 8 and subsequent releases. Java 8 is one of the major Java releases and it incorporated Functional-style Programming paradigm into the language by introducing constructs such as lambdas & streams. Functional programming helps us in writing code that is compact, clean and efficient.
This course will give you an in-depth understanding of Functional-style Programming in Java. All the relevant features like Lambdas, Functional Interfaces, Method & Constructor references, and Streams will be explained in great detail. You will learn how we can write compact & clean code via declarative-style programming using Streams. Every concept is clearly explained with well thought out & realistic examples, nice illustrations and demonstrated in code. Several challenging coding exercises are included to validate what you have learnt and to help you get comfortable with functional-style programming paradigm. With over 6 hours of high quality video lectures, the course is self-paced with life-time access. You get a certificate upon course completion.
Who this course is for:
- Programmers who are familiar with Java, but are either new or not comfortable with Java Functional Programming Constructs
A passionate software engineer & educator, Dheeru has around 15 years of experience developing innovative software for start-ups in silicon valley and elsewhere. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of Louisiana at Lafayette (USA). He is currently the CTO & Principal Instructor at his EdTech start-up, Semantic Square, through which he is involved in building World-class engineers. He is an experienced on-line instructor and has taught tens of thousands of students across the globe. In 2018, Udemy rated Dheeru as one of their top 10% most engaging instructors (from over 40k instructors). His engineering expertise includes developing complex Web data integration & mining software with Java as the main programming tool. Coming from start-up world, he also has extensive end-to-end experience in developing Web applications using technologies such as Spring, Hibernate, MySQL, and Solr.
Dheeru is passionate about developing products that are easy-to-use, intelligent, and well-architected. Writing well-crafted code that follows best design practices is of utmost importance to him. He brings the same level of passion and completeness to his teaching.