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Jean Nepton
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Hello Kishori Sharan and Greenhorns of the ranch,

I'm excited to be getting my hands on the Beginning Java 8 APIs, Extensions and Libraries book. I have past experience with java up to jdk7 and already have been taking avantage of lambda expressions which is quite the excitement hehe. Would you point out any other advantages that you particularly find useful in regards to the API, libary, or extensions? (Possibly a top 3...) Looking forward to your feedback

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Kishori Sharan
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Hello Jean,
You have asked a very interesting question. Here are my top-3 reasons why you should read the title "Beginning Java 8: APIs, Extensions and Libraries":

1. Scripting in Java Using Nashorn
2. Introduction to JavaFX 8
3. JDBC API

The scripting in Java (Chapter 10) is a great introduction to Nashorn, the new scripting engine shipped with Java 8. I have a book coming up in early Dec 2014 that is solely devoted to discussing how to use Nashorn in Java (http://www.apress.com/9781484207147). The new book covers JavaScript fully.

Chapter 9 contains an introduction to JavaFX 8 in over 90 pages. If you have no experience in JavaFX, this chapter will serve as a good start.

I have comprehensive coverage of the JDBC API in Chapter 6 that contains handling multiple resultsets, LOBs, RowSets, a short tutorial on getting started with JavaDB, etc. This chapter contains example code for all leading databases such as Oracle. SQL Server. JavaDB, DB2, Sybase, etc.



 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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