This is a very rapid course on Java 8 functional programming.
Functional programming has been the most important of all Java 8 new features. Using Java 8 functional programming, we can now code many things much faster than before, in a concise, fluent and readable manner. But, unless you learn those functional programming features properly, getting used to those becomes a bit confusing. So, in this course, we are going to grasp how to do functional programming in an intuitive and conceptual manner, very rapidly. We'll learn each feature with simple and crisp examples, which'll be very brief but quite informative.
This course is actually part I of a two-part course. It covers about Java Lambdas, e.g. lambda expressions, method references, composing lambda expressions etc. The next part, which is coming soon, will be about Streams. You'll find link to that in the resources section of the last lesson.
We've done some practical exercises in the lessons here, and the links to the source codes are available in the resources section.
Sanjay has about 22 years of programming and leading experience. Since 2009, he is working on the Java and Spring Framework stack full time, and is the lead developer of Spring Lemon.
Presently he is working as the principal technical lead of Bridgeton Research, Inc.. Prior to joining Bridgeton, he was the technical director of RAD Solutions Private Limited, doing research on open source tools, frameworks, patterns and methodologies for rapid application development. Previously, he was a project leader at Cambridge Solutions and an assistant manager at L & T Limited. He is an MCA from Osmania University and a B. Sc. (Physics) from Sambalpur University, India.
He is also a brilliant teacher, with about 20K students enrolled in his video tutorials and books.