Java 8 Introduction

Level : Intermediate
Mentor: Shailendra Chauhan
Duration : 00:01:00

Introduction Java 8

Java 8, which was introduced on March 18, 2014, represents a substantial development in Java programming by adding support for functional programming and a revamped JavaScript engine. It improves Java development efficiency by introducing new compiler tools and dependency management facilities.

Features of Java 8

  • Default and static methods
  • Functional Interfaces 
  • Lambda Expressions 
  • Collection API
  • Java Time API 
  • forEach() function
  • Concurrency API
  • Java Streams API

Advancements in Java 8

  • More understandable and concise code
  • Code becomes more reusable.
  • Code is easier to test and maintain.
  • The code is now callable and concurrent.
  • Users can develop simultaneous code.
  • Users can create database-like operations.
  • Applications are now performing better.
  • Coding is considerably more productive.

Limitations of Java 8

  • There is no built-in support for reactive programming.
  • Lack of immutable data structures.
  • Boilerplate for null handling.
  • Restricted functional programming features.
  • Collections and streams are very complex.
  • Performance limitations when compared to lower-level languages.
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