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Efficient, not lazy!

Are Java 8 streams truly lazy? Not completely!

It’s time to talk about Java 8 streams. Are they actually a sign of lazy coding? In this article, Java champion Lukas Eder explains why they are important and why you should filter first, map later.

Taking Speedment for a spin

Creating database content with Java 8

Per Minborg, founder and CTO at the Speedment AB, reminisces about the old (Java) days when people were experimenting with Java and databases and paves the way for Speedment, the Java 8 Open Source project which can be used to extract Java code from existing database schemas without trouble and directly start coding applications.

“Do more, more easily”

Jooby: A micro web framework for Java 8

Jooby is a (relatively) new micro web framework inspired by express.js, which in line with the slogan by its creator Edgar Espina “do more, more easily” emphasizes the strengths of Java and would like to iron out its weaknesses.

Choose wisely

Divided we stand: Optional

After counter-ranting about NULL, Lukas Eder wants to look at another “special value” that might change everything for Java 8: Optional. Functional programmers love it, so its worth digging around to find out whether or not you should follow suit.