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Leo Rocha
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Hi Pierre-Yves,

Even already programming with java 8, functional programming still sounds strange to me. How does the book address programming techniques applied to the new features of Java 8?
 
Pierre-Yves Saumont
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Hi Leo,

The book is not about Java 8. It uses some Java 8 constructs, such as lambdas, but it is not about Java 8 new classes like Optional, Streams or CompletableFuture. It is about understanding functional techniques, and it is based upon the construction, through incremental exercises, of a functional library that includes equivalent (but more functional) classes. There is however an appendix about Java 8 structures and how they compare to the structures developed in the book.
 
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