JDT embraces lambda expressions
Java 8 is coming. It is happening right here. Developers of your favorite Java IDE are participating in shaping this long awaited milestone for the Java ecosystem: On time with the GA of Java 8, JDT will ship its first release with support for developing in Java 8.
If you have a basic understanding of the new features in Java 8, come here and learn how the JDT team mastered the challenges of lifting the Eclipse Java IDE to the next language version.
The main focus of this talk will be on lambda expressions, touching also some changes in the libraries that leverage lambda expressions. We will expose some examples demonstrating the complexity of the language and mention some caveats which should help you avoid some unpleasent surprises.
We will demo how to get started using Java 8 in Eclipse and show the latest tool features for working with lambda expressions including new quick assists etc.
Finally, we'll give a retrospective discussion of the situation of the JDT team, in terms of team changes, contributors, deadlines, interaction with expert groups, with the Eclipse community, and more.