What are the new features introduced in JAVA 8?
There are dozens of features added to Java 8, the most significant ones are mentioned below :-
Lambda expression − Adds functional processing capability to Java.
Method references − Referencing functions by their names instead of invoking them directly. Using functions as parameter.
Default method − Interface to have default method implementation.
New tools − New compiler tools and utilities are added like ‘jdeps’ to figure out dependencies.
Stream API − New stream API to facilitate pipeline processing.
Date Time API − Improved date time API.
Optional − Emphasis on best practices to handle null values properly.