Java 8 Friday: The Best Java 8 Resources – Your Weekend is Booked


At Data Geekery, we love Java. And as we’re really into jOOQ’s fluent API and query DSL, we’re absolutely thrilled about what Java 8 will bring to our ecosystem.

Every Friday, we’re showing you a couple of nice new tutorial-style Java 8 features, which take advantage of lambda expressions, method references, default methods, the Streams API, and other great stuff. You’ll find the source code on GitHub.

The Best Java 8 Resources – Your Weekend is Booked

We’re obviously not the only ones writing about Java 8. Ever since this great language update’s go live, there had been blogs all around the world appearing with great content and different perspectives on the subject. In this edition of the Java 8 Friday series, we’d like to summarise some of the best content that has been going on on that subject.

1. Brian Goetz’s Answers on Stack Overflow

Brian Goetz was the spec lead for JSR 335. Together with his Expert Group team, he has worked very hard to help Java 8 succeed. However, now that JSR 335 has shipped, his work is far from being over. Brian has had the courtesy of giving authoritative answers to questions from the Java community on Stack Overflow. Here are some of the most interesting questions:

Thumbs up to this great community effort. It cannot get any better than hearing authoritative answers from the spec lead himself.

2. Baeldung.com’s Collection of Java 8 Resources

This list of resources wouldn’t be complete without the very useful list of Java 8 resources (mostly authoritative links to specifications) from the guys over at Baeldung.com. Here is:

http://www.baeldung.com/java8

3. The jOOQ Blog’s Java 8 Friday Series

Yay, that’s us!🙂

Yes, we’ve worked hard to bring you the latest from our experience when integrating jOOQ with Java 8. Here are some of our most popular articles from the recent months:

4. ZeroTurnaround’s RebelLabs Blog

As part of the ZeroTurnaround content marketing strategy, ZeroTurnaround has launched RebelLabs quite a while ago where various writers publish interesting articles around the topic of Java, which aren’t necessarily related to JRebel and other ZT products. There is some great Java 8 related content having been published over there. Here are our favourite gems:

5. The Takipi Blog

Just like ZeroTurnaround and ourselves, our friends over at Takipi provide you with some awesome Java 8 content on their blog.

6. Benji Weber’s Fun Experiments with Java 8

This blog series we found particularly fun to read. Benji Weber really thinks outside of the box and does some crazy things with default methods, method references and all that. Things that Java developers could only dream of, so far. Here are:

7. The Geeks from Paradise Blog’s Java 8 Musings

Edwin Dalorzo from Informatech has been treating us with a variety of well-founded comparisons between Java 8 and .NET. This is particularly interesting when comparing Streams with LINQ. Here are some of his best writings:

Is this list complete?

No, it is missing many other, very interesting blog series. Do you have a series to share? We’re more than happy to update this post, just let us know (in the comments section)

4 thoughts on “Java 8 Friday: The Best Java 8 Resources – Your Weekend is Booked

  1. In my list of resources I also have the following:

    State of Lambda (By Brian Goetz)
    http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~briangoetz/lambda/lambda-state-final.html

    State of Lambda – Libraries Edition (By Brian Goetz)
    http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~briangoetz/lambda/lambda-libraries-final.html

    Translation of Lambda Expressions (By Brian Goetz)
    http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~briangoetz/lambda/lambda-translation.html

    From Lambdas to Bytecode (By Brian Goetz)
    http://medianetwork.oracle.com/video/player/1113272510001

    Java 8 Launch
    http://www.oracle.com/events/us/en/java8/index.html

    Maurice Naftalin’s FAQ About Java Lambda
    http://www.lambdafaq.org/

    And this is also another interesting, very exhaustive collection of other valuable links (By Baeldung).
    http://www.baeldung.com/java8

    • Awesome collection, Edwin. Yes, the state of the lambda series and related documents are a must-read overview over what has been added to Java 8. Note that the Baeldung blog was already on the list🙂

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