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Features

Productivity

Class Optional

Lambdas

  • Lambdas, Part 2 by Ted Neward
  • Learn how to use lambda expressions to your advantage.

  • OTN Interview with Brian Goetz
  • Java Chief Language Architect Brian Goetz takes on the question of why lambda expressions took so long to implement and how lambdas will impact developers.

Streams

Ease of Use

Compact Profiles

  • Java SE Embedded 8 vs. Java ME CDC Comparison
  • Java SE Embedded 8 is a new release of Java SE technology that for the first time has the feature of Compact Profiles. There are 3 new Compact Profiles that represent 3 new smaller Java SE Runtimes which are compatible subsets of the full Java SE 8 API specification. The first Compact Profile, compact1, is the basis for a Java ME CDC converged product with Java SE Embedded.

  • JDK 8 Compact Profiles for Embedded and Oracle ADF Mobile by Bob Vandette
  • This JavaOne 2013 session describes the contents of Compact Profiles, how to build and use them, and the details of the Oracle-provided OpenJDK and binary implementations for Java Embedded and the Oracle ADF Mobile feature of Oracle Application Development Framework (Oracle ADF).

Date and Time

  • Java 8 Date and Time API with Jim Gough
  • Live Coding on the Java 8 Date and Time API with Jim Gough from the London Java Community (LJC).

Polyglot

Embedded

Other Topics

  • Migrating to Java 8 by Geertjan Wielenga
  • In this video, learn how to get started migrating your application to JDK 8.

  • Migrating to Java 8 with NetBeans by Brett Ryan
  • NetBeans IDE 8.0 has full support for JDK 8 and an awesome tool that will analyse your project and convert blocks of code to JDK 8 equivalents all in one bulk migration operation.