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Does Java 8 Still Need LINQ? Or is it Better than LINQ?

LINQ was one of the best things that happened to the .NET software engineering ecosystem in a long time. With its introduction of lambda expressions and monads in Visual Studio 2008, ...
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Java8

Java8 isn’t scheduled for for release until March 2014, but early release versions have been available for a while. Some of the most interesting new features are:Streams Functional ...
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instanceof operator and Visitor pattern replacement in Java 8

I had a dream where instanceof operator and downcasting were no longer needed but without clumsiness and verbosity of visitor pattern. So I came up with the following DSL syntax:                 Object ...
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What’s new in Java 8 (Part II – What might come)

Disclaimer: I do not work for Oracle or represent Oracle in any way. This list of features is not official. This is just part of my research as an “outsider”. This is part II of ...
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Deep dive into Optional class API in Java 8

We all as Java programmers been through the situation where in we invoke a method to get some value and then instead of directly invoking some methods on the return value, we first ...
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What’s new in Java 8 (Part I – JavaFX)

Disclaimer: I do not work for Oracle or represent Oracle in any way. This list of features is not official. This is just part of my research as an “outsider”. Java 8 has become ...
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Optional in Java 8 cheat sheet

java.util.Optional<T> in Java 8 is a poor cousin of scala.Option[T] and Data.Maybe in Haskell. But this doesn’t mean it’s not useful. If this concept is new to you, imagine ...
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Almost named method arguments in JDK 8

Sometimes it would be really nice to have named method parameter in Java, this doesn’t look likely for a long while but there is always another little work around, for example ...
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Testing Java 8 in 3 Easy Steps

tl;dr Use your CI Setup to test Java 8. The upcoming Java 8 release promises a bunch of new feature for Java developers, but there’s always a risk when upgrading that your code ...
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Strategy Pattern using Lambda Expressions in Java 8

Strategy Pattern is one of the patterns from the Design Patterns : Elements of Reusable Object book. The intent of the strategy pattern as stated in the book is: Define a family of ...
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