Java 8

Java 8 was released on March 18, though weekly builds have been available for a long time. This is the biggest change in the Java language and libraries since Java 1.5 nearly 10 years ago. The main changes are for the lambda language features and the streams libraries. These changes permit a functional programming style and may change the paradigms of Java programming more than any prior platform change.

We will look at how lambdas and streams work, as well as other new APIs such as java.time. We will study a detailed example of how switching to these APIs change a simple program.

Speaker: John Hurst

John Hurst is a Wellington Developer who started with Java in 1996. He develops mostly with Java/Groovy/Oracle at present. He is interested in the evolution of programming languages and what programming languages of the future will look like.

When

Wednesday, Apr 16: 5:00 for 5:15 - 6:30pm

Where

This meeting is hosted by:
Hopper Meeting Room
Fronde Systems Group Ltd
3 Queens Wharf
Wellington

The Java User Group thanks our host!

Date:
Wednesday, 16th.
April, 2014

Time:
5.00pm for 5:15 - 6:30pm

Venue:
This meeting is hosted by:
Hopper Meeting Room
Fronde Systems Group Ltd
3 Queens Wharf
Wellington