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    Java is a programming language originally developed by James Gosling at Sun Microsystems and released in 1995 as a core component of Sun Microsystems' Java platform. The language derives much of its syntax from C and C++ but has a simpler object model and fewer low-level facilities. Java applications are typically compiled to bytecode (class file) that can run on any Java Virtual Machine (JVM) regardless of computer architecture

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Migrating to Java 8

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Course duration

  • 1 Days

Course Outline

This Migrating to Java 8 training class shows Java 6 developers the new language features in Java 7 and Java 8 -- and more importantly illustrates best programming practices as they've been affected by these new features. This is an accelerated course that assumes long experience with earlier versions of Java. Students will leave familiar with various new bits of syntax, and also with an understanding of the exciting new options they have for API design and general-purpose Java 8 coding.

In addition to the primary lab files, an optional overlay is available that adds support for Eclipse Luna. Students can perform all coding, testing and debugging tasks from within the IDE.

  • Learn to take advantage of Java 7 features including strings in switch/case and auto-selection of type parameters for generics.
  • Learn to use "try-with-resources" for simpler cleanup.
  • Learn to use Java as a functional language, making appropriate choices of tools including inner classes, functional interfaces, method references, and lambda expressions.
  • Learn to use the Stream API for efficient processing of data sets.
  • Learn to use the Time API to manage local dates and times effectively.
  • Solid experience with Java programming at the Java 5 or Java 6 level is essential.
  1. New Features in Java 7
    1. Binary Literals
    2. Integer Literals with Underscores
    3. String Types in switch/case
    4. Auto-Detection of Type Parameters
    5. Try-with-Resources
    6. Multiple Exceptions in catch
  2. New Features in Java 8
    1. Functional Programming
      1. Passing Behavior as a Parameter
      2. Inner Classes
      3. Functional Interfaces
      4. Built-In Functional Interfaces
      5. Lambda Expressions
      6. Scope and Visibility
      7. Deferred Execution
      8. Method References
      9. Creational Methods
      10. Designing for Functional Programming
      11. Default Methods
    2. Chapter 2. Streams
      1. The Stream Processing Model
      2. Streams
      3. Relationship to Collections
      4. Advantages and Disadvantages
      5. Iterating, Filtering, and Mapping
      6. Primitive-Type Streams
      7. Aggregate Functions and Statistics
      8. Sorting
      9. Generating, Limiting, and Reducing
      10. Finding and Matching
      11. Grouping
      12. Flattening and Traversing
      13. Sequential vs. Parallel Processing
    3. Chapter 3. The Time API
      1. A History of Time ... in Java
      2. Limitations of Date and Calendar
      3. The Time API
      4. Temporal Types
      5. Accessors and Adjusters
      6. Formatting
      7. Decomposition Into Fields
      8. Date Arithmetic
      9. Managing Precision
      10. Duration and Period
      11. Time Zones and Offsets
      12. Converting Between Time Zones

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