Java 8 will finally deliver us to the promised land of functional programming! We'll look at what new powers the new features such as Lambdas and Default Methods give us, and also where Java is still lacking compared to e.g. Scala and Clojure.

Java 8 will finally deliver us to the promised land of functional programming! So can we stop worrying now about learning Scala and Clojure and the other new kids on the block?

We'll look at what new powers the new features such as Lambdas, Default Methods and Streams give us, as well as what Java is still lacking compared to other functional languages on the JVM.

Fredrik Vraalsen

Fredrik makes a living as a programmer and consultant, dealing mainly in Java EE development. The last couple of years he's become more and more interested in functional programming and in particluar how to apply what he learns to his daily job as a Java developer. He's held some training courses in Scala and also dabbled in Clojure, and likes to speak at conferences.

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