Peter Ledbrook discusses the impact of the Java 8 language changes on Groovy applications and if Groovy still provides an edge in terms of developer productivity.
Venkat Subramaniam dives into the language features of Java 8, taking a look at some of their nuances, and looking at ways to put them to good use.
Stephen Chin shows how to use lambda in Java to create a video game with JavaFX. Other features covered are: enhanced collections, functional interfaces, simplified event handlers, and the stream API.
Stephen Chin demos Java SE Embedded’s support for ARM processors and Java SE 8 running on consumer tablets, embedded devices such as Raspberry Pi and PandaBoard, and the new Lego Mindstorms EV3.
Juergen Hoeller introduces Spring 4 and illustrates selected Java 8 features in interaction with Spring's programming model, exploring their immediate practical impact.
Brian Goetz describes the future directions for the Java language, especially changes introduced in Java 8, and details the approach taken for key language evolution choices.
Angelika Langer, Klaus Kreft discuss using Streams in Java 8: what they are, parallel or sequential execution, intermediate and terminal operations, stateless operations, and fluent programming.
Juergen Hoeller outlines several Java 8 features within Spring's programming model and explores the impact on application architectures.
Stephen Chin explains how to use some of the new lambda-enabled Java 8 APIs: enhanced collections, functional interfaces, and simplified event handlers.
Reza Rahman shows code samples for some of the APIs coming in Java EE 7, such as JMS 2, WebSocket, JSON, JAX-RS 2, JPA 2.1, JTA 1.2, etc. and takes a peek at Java EE 8 features to be expected.
Daniel Smith details some of the new features prepared for Java 8 by Project Lambda: lambda expressions, default methods, and parallel collections.
Daniel Smith discusses Project Lambda including lambda expressions, default methods, and parallel collections to be soon part of Java SE 8.