Java 8: Creating a custom Collector for your Stream

In the previous post we looked at different implementations of the Collector interface. As you saw, there are a wide range of collectors available out of the box. However — sometimes you need something special that you simply have to make… Read more

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New Relic – The State of Java Report

While self-reported data suggests that running the latest and greatest JVM in production is the way forward, the recent report by New Relic (which monitors real JVMs in production) suggests that the Java landscape is dominated by Java 8, and to a lesser e... (more…)

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