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Java SE8 for the Really Impatient [Paperback]

Cay S. Horstmann
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14 Jan 2014 0321927761 978-0321927767 1

Eagerly anticipated by millions of programmers, Java SE 8 is the most important Java update in many years. The addition of lambda expressions (closures) and streams represents the biggest change to Java programming since the introduction of generics and annotations.


Now, with Java SE 8 for the Really Impatient, internationally renowned Java author Cay S. Horstmann concisely introduces Java 8’s most valuable new features (plus a few Java 7 innovations that haven’t gotten the attention they deserve). If you’re an experienced Java programmer, Horstmann’s practical insights and sample code will help you quickly take advantage of these and other Java language and platform improvements. This indispensable guide includes

  • Coverage of using lambda expressions (closures) to write computation “snippets” that can be passed to utility functions
  • The brand-new streams API that makes Java collections far more flexible and efficient
  • Major updates to concurrent programming that make use of lambda expressions (filter/map/reduce) and that provide dramatic performance improvements for shared counters and hash tables
  • A full chapter with advice on how you can put lambda expressions to work in your own programs
  • Coverage of the long-awaited introduction of a well-designed date/time/calendar library (JSR 310)
  • A concise introduction to JavaFX, which is positioned to replace Swing GUIs, and to the Nashorn Javascript engine
  • A thorough discussion of many small library changes that make Java programming more productive and enjoyable

This is the first title to cover all of these highly anticipated improvements and is invaluable for anyone who wants to write tomorrow’s most robust, efficient, and secure Java code. 

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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Addison Wesley; 1 edition (14 Jan 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0321927761
  • ISBN-13: 978-0321927767
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 17.5 x 1.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 55,205 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Cay S. Horstmann is the author of Scala for the Impatient (Addison-Wesley, 2012), is principal author of Core Java™, Volumes I and II, Ninth Edition (Prentice Hall, 2013), and has written a dozen other books for professional programmers and computer science students. He is a professor of computer science at San Jose State University and is a Java Champion.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best technical book Ive read the last 10 years 28 Mar 2014
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It is clean, clear, and without the endless loooong descriptions of everything and nothing, so common in technical books.
Instead it's precise and to the point, without leaving important stuff out.
This guy knows his java, but equally important: He can write.

It's VERY well written !
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5.0 out of 5 stars Informative and well written 14 May 2014
Excellent book. Well written, concise, incredibly informative and devoid of any waffle.

This is how tech books should be written.

If you want to read about Java 8's lambda expressions, this is the book to get. It thoroughly trounces the poor quality of O'Reilly's "Java 8 Lambdas".
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I am not a professional java programmer, but use java for all sorts of "fun" projects. I was keen to gain some in-depth understanding of the new facilities in Java 8 - especially lambda functions and streams. I tried various internet resources but found nothing that really gave me a complete picture of how the new features are used and how they complement each other. I took a chance on buying this book, and have not been disappointed. It covers everything I wanted to know (and much more). It includes common-sense advice coupled with intellectual rigor, and I would thoroughly recommend it for anyone wanting to quickly gain a detailed understanding of the new features in Java 8, and their usage.
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