For Immediate Release: March 1, 2014

Programmers! Get ready to write code in a whole new way. Functional Programming in Java: Harnessing the Power of Java 8 Lambda Expressions (Pragmatic Bookshelf, $33 paperback, $21 ebook) 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.

This short, targeted book will help you make the paradigm shift from the old imperative way to a less error-prone, more elegant, and concise coding style that’s also a breeze to parallelize. You’ll explore the syntax and semantics of lambda expressions, method and constructor references, and functional interfaces. You’ll design and write applications better using the new standards in Java 8 and the JDK.

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.

Available for e-readers in epub, mobi, and PDF formats direct from the publisher and in paperback from fine bookstores worldwide.

Book Information

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Functional Programming in Java

Harnessing the Power of Java 8 Lambda Expressions

by Venkat Subramaniam

ISBN: 9781937785468, 160 pages, $33.00US, $35.00CA, 7.5×9.

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