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Java 8 – Examples of the major, new language features

Over the course of the last month or so, I’ve invested some time familiarising myself with the major new features in Java 8, learning how to apply them, and understanding the benefits which can be gained from using them. As part of this exercise I’ve produced some code examples (see below) for the following features:

  • Lambda expressions
  • Streams (aka bulk or aggregate data operations)
  • Default methods
  • Date/time API
  • Optional type

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