Detailed information on Java 8


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.
  • Lambdas.
  • Better type inferencing.
  • Proper time library
  • Some functional additions to Collections
  • Concurrency additions
  • Annotations allowed in more places