Java 8 language changes

Learn how Lambda expressions and changes to interface classes make Java 8 a new language

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Dennis Sosnoski

Date archived: April 22, 2019 | First published: April 08, 2014

Java™ 8 incorporates important new language features that give you easier ways to construct programs. Lamba expressions define a new syntax for inline code blocks that gives you the same flexibility as anonymous inner classes, with much less boilerplate. Interface changes make it possible to add to existing interfaces without breaking compatibility with existing code. Learn how these changes work together, and read the companion "Java 8 concurrency basics" article to see how to use lambdas with Java 8 streams.

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