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Modern Java in Action: What prior knowledge is necessary before reading your book ?

 
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Dear Sirs,


I have read the table of contents and agree with you, this book is about useful Java advanced Apis (a.k.a Modern Java).

I wonder what prior knowledge is necessary before reading your book, in your opinion ?


Thanks.
 
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I have a copy (and one of the older edition) and I think it isn't a beginner's book. You need to know how to store things in Lists and iterate the List in order to see why the declarative style of Java8+ is better. You need to know anoonymous classes to understand whyλs are better, and you need to know a bit about threading to understand CompletableFuture.
I would have thought anybody who can write apps in Java7 would understand it.
 
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You just need to know few basics that are fundamental to the language, features like Interfaces and anonymous classes to ace Java 8 or Java's functional programming paradigm...
 
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