Java 8 for Functional Programmers by James Livingston

Java 8 for Functional Programmers

By James Livingston

Java 8 introduced several new features which will make applying functional programming principals in Java simpler, easier and more concise.

Beginning with an overview of Lambdas and the Streams library, we will then look at how they can be used to improve the quality of Java code. We will discuss the good parts, the parts that don't live up to what we would like, and what it may mean in future for Java and the FP world.

A basic knowledge of Java and functional programming concepts is assumed, but you don't have to be an expert at either.