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Java 8 New Features book Question

Shiva Gajjala
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Hi author ,
Do we really need a book just for new features ,did they add so many new features in java 8??. Does this book cover even the disadvantages of previous versions ??

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Richard Reese
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Shiva,

There are numerous web articles that address the new features of Java 8. The advantage of a book on Java 8, is that it is able to bring structure and a big picture perspective that is missing from isolated articles. In addition, more detailed and often better explained examples can be found in a book.

Yes, there have been many new features added to Java 8 and a lot of them are not necessarily simple. The book does, in some places, contrast the newer approaches provided by Java 8 to earlier techniques. For example, the use of lambda expressions is a lot easier to use than anonymous inner classes and this difference is contrasted in the book.

Richard Reese
Java 8 New Features: A Practical Heads-Up Guide
Jeanne Boyarsky
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What actually surprised me was that this book was shorter than Richard's Java 7 New Features book! I consider the changes in Java 8 to be more significant. But as I read the book, I realized the Java 8 changes are more focused so the coverage was still good.


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Shiva Gajjala
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Thank you Richard and Jeanne for the replies, I would like to read the book.
 
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