It feels as though we as Java programmers haven’t had major changes to our language since… Java 5 was it? Let’s explore this vast, rich, new world of Java 8 together with lab exercises you can do on your very own laptop!

Bring your laptop (preferably with Java 8 already installed) and we’ll follow a set of exercises that will get you up to speed with lambdas, streams, and other API treats.


Marc Peabody has been programming in mostly Java, Ruby, and JavaScript over his career. Currently he is a lead developer at IQ Innovations writing an LMS with a super team. He runs a bunch on his free time and loves trying new things.