This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
Rob Spoor wrote:You can go ahead and program exactly like you used to, plus use the new classes and interfaces. Just because the new language constructs are there doesn't mean you are required to use them. However, I do think you should at least check them out a bit. I've skipped Java 5.0 and stuck to Java 1.4 for too long just because I was afraid of everything that was new. I missed out a lot back then. I haven't made the same mistake when Java 7 came out, and I won't make that mistake when Java 8 comes out.
That is really great to know! I am really happy now!
Anyway I have seen symbols like "->" which are pointer method calls in C++. Since Java is built on C++, this new version means Java new classes got access to pointers?
If -> means something in C++, does it mean that it should means the same thing in Java, C#, Objective-C?
Guess what -> do in Clojure.
And I'm not sure what do you mean by "Since Java is built on C++", because it isn't.