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Hello Java 8 (and how it makes GlassFish speechless...)

Posted by cayhorstmann on March 20, 2014 at 9:39 AM PDT

After all these years, Java 8 is finally available. Of course, I have used it for about a year, while writing my book Java SE 8 for the Really Impatient. But I switched JAVA_HOME and the PATH whenever I worked on the book. Now I downloaded the official release and changed JAVA_HOME and the PATH one last time. Eclipse came up fine, and my Scala-based tools for e-book production worked without a hitch, and I forgot all about it. That's the nice thing about backwards compatibility.

These days, the blogosphere is awash in blogs that sing the praises of Java 8. I don't think I add any value by writing my own. It's a major release