Java 8's lambda expressions make building multicore applications a reality for Java programmers, who can now access multicore support directly from the JDK libraries. The change may be late in coming, but better late than never.
The major new features in Java 8 center around lambda expressions, a functional programming construct that simplifies certain types of programming problems. John Moore demonstrates the power of lambdas by contrasting several...
From assertions in JDK 1.4 to the forthcoming lambdas in Java 8, the Java language has evolved considerably since its inception. Start building your toolbox of essential Java language features this week, with assertions and generics.
Learn how the Java Concurrency Utilities handle locking, atomic variables, and fork/join operations. Then prepare for the future with an overview of anticipated changes to the Java Concurrency Utilities coming in Java 8.