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If you're an experienced Java programmer,Java 8 Lambdas shows you how to make use of your existing skills to adapt their thinking and your codebase to use lambda expressions properly. Starting with basic examples, this book is focused solely on Java 8 language changes and related API changes, so you don’t need to buy and read a 900 page book in order to brush up. Lambdas make a programmer's job easier, and this book will teach you how. Coverage includes introductory syntax for lambda expressions, method references that allow you to reuse existing named methods from your codebase, and the collection library in Java 8.
Richard is an empirical technologist and solver of deep-dive technical problems. He has professionally worked on static analysis problems, verifying part of a compiler and developing advanced automated bug detection technology. More recently his career has been focussed on data analytics for high performance computing. He is a leader in the London Java Community, sits on their JCP Committee and organises the Adopt-a-JSR programs for Lambdas and Date and Time in Java 8. Richard is also a known conference speaker, having talked at JavaOne, DevoxxUK and JAX London. He obtained a PhD in Computer Science from The University of Warwick where his research focussed on compiler theory.