Java 8 – Method References

Method References make it clear when referring to the existing method by name.

In the article Lambda Expressions and Functional Interfaces, we use lambda expressions to create anonymous methods and sometimes, calling an existing method is the only thing it does.

When using lambda expression without input arguments or those input arguments doesn’t make sense, we can use Method References to simplify the syntax.

This tutorial introduces four kinds of Method References and how to use them efficiently with some Functional Interfaces.

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Java 8 – Functional Interfaces

Functional Interfaces is one of the new important things of Java 8. In previous article, we had a little view about common use cases of Lambda Expression including Runnable and ActionListener. They are example of Functional Interfaces.

This tutorial helps you have deeper concept of Functional Interface, then some interfaces which are provided in java.util.function package such as Predicate and Function.

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