TechEmpower has posted a summary of expected changes in Java 8. So many of these features are long overdue, but I still be very thankful for them. Here’s a very short list of the highlights. If you develop in Java, check out the list, and let’s hope Java 8 actually ships in March 2014, and with all these features.
- Interfaces can define static methods, and default methods.
- Better type inferencing.
- Proper time library
- Some functional additions to Collections
- Concurrency additions
- Annotations allowed in more places