What's New in Java 8: Lambdas
What you'll learn
- A FREE companion eBook to support your study
- Get an overview of (almost) all of the new features in Java 8
- Gain in-depth understanding of the major new features in Java 8 that you can apply straight away
- Previous experience with Java (pre Java-8)
- An IDE to practice and experiment with the examples
- Java Software Development Kit (SDK) available FREE from Oracle
This is PART 1 of a two part course looking at the new features of Java 8.
In this part, we take an in-depth look at lambdas and their supporting features; things like functional interfaces and type inference. In the follow up course (PART 2), we look at the remaining features.
After watching this course, you'll
- Have an overview of new features in Java 8
- Understand lambdas in-depth, their background, syntax, implementation details and how and when to use them
- Understand the difference between functions to classes and why that's relevant to lambdas
- Understand the difference between lambdas and closures
- Appreciate the improvements to type inference that drive a lot of the new features
- Be able to use method references and understand scoping and "effectively final"
- Understand the differences in bytecode produced when using lambdas
- Be able to reason about exceptions and exception handling best practice when using lambdasvariables
So whether you're migrating existing Java programs to Java 8 or building applications from scratch, this course will help you start to leverage the power of functional programming on the Java platform.
Who this course is for:
- Anyone interested in learning about Java 8
- Prior knowledge and experience of pre Java-8 is advantagous
I specialise in modern software development; functional and object-oriented programming, agile and lean best practice. I wrote the book Essential Acceptance Testing and have written for magazines as well as regularly blogging.
I've been part of the software industry for more than fifteen years and love what I do. I love talking and writing about it and sharing my experiences online with Udemy.