Schedule & Features Java SE 8 is scheduled for release in March, 2014. The full schedule and feature list is available here.
Technical Articles Java SE 8 Date and Time by Ben Evans and Richard Warburton
Why do we need a new date and time library?
Collection enhancements leveraging Lambda Expressions - or: How Java emulates SQL by Lucas Jellema
Lambdas introduce a powerful Inversion of Control in Java – allowing a clear and elegant distinction between the what [should be done] and how [should it be done]. Under certain circumstances Java is very similar to SQL! Read the complete article here.
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