Perhaps you’ve noticed some recent articles lately?
- Spring 5 moving up to Java 8+
- Massive adoption of Spring 4 and Java 8
- http://start.spring.io/ defaulting to Java 8 as the version of choice
- Spring Boot’s 1.3.0.M1 reference docs recommending new apps start at Java 8.
Okay, those last two aren’t articles, but were instead driven by the the rapid adoption of Java 8. Java 8 has been picked up by the development community FAST. Here on the Spring team, we believe strongly in adopting Java 8 for new applications. To support that and improve your own ability to move as well, we just updated all of the Spring Getting Started Guides to Java 8.
- Latest and greatest stable version of Java SE. (Features, performance, and more.)
- Content of the guides are easy to port backwards if needed. Even lambdas map nicely back to single method interfaces.
- Picking up a guide as your beginner project will get you started with a solid, modern setup.
In this day and age, with the end of public updates to Java 7, it seems highly unlikely that a developer can’t easily his or her hands on a Java 8 SDK and give our code a spin.
Book your place at SpringOne2GX in Washington, DC soon. Early Bird Price expires August 14th! It’s simply the best opportunity to find out first hand all that’s going on and to provide direct feedback.
- The Early Bird price tier (June 13th - August 14th) is discounted $150.
- Register 4 and get the 5th pass free. Contact us with the names of your first 4 registrants for your complimentary pass code (conference admission only).
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