Java 8 Survey I Report

Based on survey of more than 2,800 Java developers,
65 percent already committed to Java 8 upgrade, 83 percent cite lambdas as key interest

Key areas addressed in the report include:

  • Upgrade plans for Java 6 vs. Java 7 users
  • Java 8 as a JRE and compilation target
  • Most anticipated new features of Java 8 (full list)
  • Lambdas and Scala – friend or foe
  • App Server, JVM, JRE ordered popularity by Java developers







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