Saturday, 22 March 2014

Learning by Teaching

Java 8 was released this week. I’ve been using an early access version of Java 8 for some months. Indeed, I wrote SeeingStars in Java 8.

Java 8 includes many new features, APIs, and additional syntax. Best of all it includes lambda expressions. This is possibly the biggest update to Java ever.

I’m finding it tough to learn and remember all the new stuff in Java 8. Then I recalled reading that when you teach a concept you become very knowledgeable on it. That is, teaching something is a good way to learn it very well yourself. So in light of this, I’ve restarted the Java Newsletter. For a while each week I’ll be covering a new feature in Java 8. If you use Java, I recommend signing up here.

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