Mastering Java 8 Fundamentals

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Mastering Java 8 Fundamentals

Learn the core concepts of Java 8 systematically with this concise course

updated on icon Updated on Sep, 2023

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Course Description

Whether you want to learn the fundamentals of the Java 8 programming platform or work on a project based on Java 8, this course will help you to understand its features and be able to apply your skills in real-world Java projects.

The course starts by highlighting the key differences between object-oriented programming and functional programming styles and covers the latest features of Java. Next, you will understand the role of lambda expressions and functional interfaces and learn how to use them effectively in Java programs. As you advance, you’ll become familiar with different types of method references and learn techniques to apply them. You’ll also get an overview of pipelines, streams, and common operations and understand the power of optional APIs to prevent null values. With the help of coding demos, you’ll learn how to consolidate all that you have learned.

By the end of this course, you’ll have gained the fundamental knowledge of Java 8 needed to develop and run error-free Java programs.


What will you learn in this course:

  • Distinguish between object-oriented and functional programming styles
  • Write functional interfaces and work with them using functional code
  • Discover how to write lambda expressions
  • Find out how to use static methods in Java 8
  • Create a pipeline to map, filter, and collect elements
  • Understand how to write modern functional code using Java 8 constructs
  • Use optional APIs for guarding against null pointer exceptions


What are the prerequisites for this course?

  • Intermediate knowledge of Java programming is necessary to get started with this course.
Mastering Java 8 Fundamentals


Check out the detailed breakdown of what’s inside the course

4 Lectures
  • play icon Welcome to the Course! 00:27 00:27
  • play icon Java 8 Theory and Examples Sections 00:45 00:45
  • play icon Difference between Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) and Functional Programming Styles 04:09 04:09
  • play icon A Quick Look at the Main Java 8 Features 06:18 06:18
Lambda Expression and Functional Interfaces
4 Lectures
Pipelines and Streams
2 Lectures
Other Features
5 Lectures
Java 8 Coding Demos: Lambda Expressions and Functional Interfaces
10 Lectures
Java 8 Coding Demos: The Stream API
2 Lectures
Java 8 Coding Demos: Other Features
3 Lectures
Wrapping Up
1 Lectures

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