Java 8 GA (General Availability)

We interrupt our scheduled lack of posts :p, with this important announcement:

Java 8 has been released!

Some of the highlights of the release in no particular order:

  • Lambda expressions and new API to make use of it (the streams API)
  • New date-time API inspired by Joda Time
  • Poject Nashorn (fast JS interpreter)
  • Interfaces with default methods
  • Compact profiles
  • Removing the permanent generation
  • Java Mission Control and Java Flight Recorder

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