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Noseen Zaza – Java8: New and Noteworthy

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The 8th edition of JavaSE is a major feature release. It introduces language-level support for a functional programming style, through lambda expressions, streams and an enriched collections library. In this talk, these new features are covered by walking the audience through the code of a simple tile-based game. I will show how a significant part of the game logic appears more elegant and concise when encoded in a functional style, how to use parallel streams, functions such as map, reduce, foreach…etc and how Java compares to other functional languages.

 

Nosheen Zaza

 

Nosheen Zaza is a PhD student at Università della Svizzera italiana (University of Lugano - USI). She works in the programming languages research group with Prof. Nate Nystrom. Her main research interests are programming languages design, concurrent programming and distributed systems.

 

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