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Functional Programming Java 8

 
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Hi, am a java beginner but have been programming in php for over 5 years. I have been watching a couple of video on stream and lambda in java 8 by Dr. Venkat Subramaniam and am really tempted to drive into it.
Do you think it is a good idea to jump into functional programming...learning about lambda and stream or to continue practicing java 7 and below till am completely good enough to start functional programming.
 
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My opinion would be if you're interested, dive on in.

The argument for being "good enough" to start functional programming is IMO a fallacy.
Functional programming is quite a different think space from procedural / object oriented.

In fact you will potentially find functional programming easier to pick up without having your thinking affected with concepts from "regular" java 7 programming.

 
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Thanks Stefan
 
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