You can use a declarative style of programming.
You can have ready‑made methods/objects to create Lists, arrays, Sets, Maps, Comparators, etc.
You can simplify threading by simply turning a Stream parallel.
But if your code ain't broke, don't fix it.
You should probably move off Java7, which is rapidly approaching the end of its supported lifetime. Even Java8 is 4¾ years old.
Code written in Java is generally considered as boilerplate, that is so true with all the previous versions holds good on Java 7 as well, not anymore...
Java8 alleviate some of these issues by moving to more functional style for the new APIs, thus your code looks a lot simpler and elegant it focuses on
what you want to do and not how to do it.
posted 1 year ago
You are conflating boilerplate code and imperative code. It is much easier to write Java8 code so you can understand its intent by reading it, which is a declarative style. It is also possible to iterate the whole of a data structure with a loop, but a Stream will require less boilerplate code.
Of course, in many cases it is possible two kill two birds with the same stone.
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