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This blip is not on the current edition of the radar. If it was on one of the last few editions it is likely that it is still relevant. If the blip is older it might no longer be relevant and our assessment might be different today. Unfortunately, we simply don't have the bandwidth to continuously review blips from previous editions of the radarUnderstand more
Jan 2015
adopt?

The team behind Java 8 had to fight two battles: the community forces encouraging forever backwards compatibility (a long hallmark of Java) and the technical challenge of making a deep language change mesh with existing libraries and features. They succeeded on both fronts, breathing new life into the Java Language and placing it on par with other mainstream languages in terms of functional programming features. In particular, Java 8 has excellent syntactic magic that allows seamless interoperability between Lambda blocks, the new higher-order function feature, and SAM (Single Abstract Method) interfaces, the traditional way of passing behavior.

Jul 2014
adopt?
The team behind Java 8 had to fight two battles: the community forces encouraging forever backwards compatibility (a long hallmark of Java) and the technical challenge of making a deep language change mesh with existing libraries and features. They succeeded on both fronts, breathing new life into the Java Language and placing it on par with other mainstream languages in terms of functional programming features. In particular, Java 8 has excellent syntactic magic that allows seamless interoperability between Lambda blocks, the new higher-order function feature, and SAM (Single Abstract Method) interfaces, the traditional way of passing behavior.