February 19, 2014

Need something to read on these long, cold, winter nights? Step right up and grab a copy of Functional Programming in Java: Harnessing the Power of Java 8 Lambda Expressions, from award-winning author Venkat Subramaniam, now in print and shipping.

This short, targeted book will help you quickly get on top of the new, essential Java 8 language features and the functional style that will change and improve your code.

If you work with Java, you need this book. Now in print and shipping over the next 1-2 weeks from pragprog.com/book/vsjava8.

Functional Programming in Java: Harnessing the Power of Java 8 Lambda Expressions

Lambda expressions are lightweight, highly concise anonymous methods backed by functional interfaces in Java 8. You can use them to leap forward into a whole new world of programming in Java. With functional programming capabilities, which have been around for decades in other languages, you can now write elegant, concise, less error-prone code using standard Java. This book will guide you though the paradigm change, offer the essential details about the new features, and show you how to transition from your old way of coding to an improved style.

In this book you'll see popular design patterns, such as decorator, builder, and strategy, come to life to solve common design problems, but with little ceremony and effort. With these new capabilities in hand, Functional Programming in Java will help you pick up techniques to implement designs that were beyond easy reach in earlier versions of Java. You'll see how you can reap the benefits of tail call optimization, memoization, and effortless parallelization techniques.

Java 8 will change the way you write applications. If you're eager to take advantage of the new features in the language, this is the book for you.

Now in print, shipping over the next 1-2 weeks from pragprog.com/book/vsjava8.

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