Will Java 8 follow the historically slow and deliberate upgrade path of its predecessors?

That’s the question we sought to answer. In February 2014, Lightbend ran a survey of more than 2,800 Java developers, asking about upgrade plans to Java 8 and sentiments on lambdas and other key features in the newest Java release. In September, we again solicited feedback from the Java community - this time generating more than 3,000 responses - for a follow-up survey on actual Java 8 adoption.




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The latest findings suggest Java 8 adoption is running six months ahead of the original predictions, with two-thirds of those polled now saying they were running Java 8 or had committed to switching within a year. 

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  • production vs. pilot plans for Java 8 adopters
  • upgrade barriers for Java 8 holdouts
  • adopter and holdout appetite for functional programming 
  • early sentiments about Java 9
  • the most popular technologies in the Java developers “stack”


Java 8 Report II: A Global Survey of 3,030 Java Professionals


About Lightbend

Lightbend (Twitter: @Lightbend) is dedicated to helping developers build Reactive applications on the JVM. With the Lightbend Reactive Platform, developers can create message-driven applications that scale on multicore and cloud computing architectures by using projects like Lagom, Play Framework, Akka, Scala, Java, and Apache Spark. To help our customers succeed, Lightbend partners with technology pioneers such as Databricks, IBM, and Mesosphere.