Learn to use the new features of Java 8, including lambda expressions, method references, and the streaming API.
Exercises will include using lambdas and streams, refactoring existing code, working with map/filter/reduce, and sampling the new java.time package.
Knowledge of earlier versions of Java is assumed. The exercises will be independent of IDE, but IntelliJ IDEA is recommended.
Ken Kousen is a technical trainer, software developer, and conference speaker specializing in Java and open source topics, including Android, Spring, Hibernate/JPA, Groovy, Grails, and Gradle. He is the author of the O’Reilly book “Gradle Recipes for Android” and the Manning book “Making Java Groovy”. He also has recorded several video courses for O’Reilly, including two on Android, three on Groovy, two on Gradle, and one on the Spring Framework.
In 2013 was awarded a JavaOne Rockstar award. His academic background include BS degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics from M.I.T., an MA and Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from Princeton, and an MS in Computer Science from R.P.I. He is currently President of Kousen IT, Inc., based in Connecticut.