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1.1 Introduction

In this course, I'll show you how to add Java 8 to your Android app projects and make use of all the new features in the language. You'll learn how to create and use lambdas, method references, repeating annotations, streams, and more!

1.1 Introduction

Hello and welcome. My name is Ashraff Hathibelagal. And, in this short course, I'm going to help you move away from Java 7, and adopt Java 8 for Android Application Development. Over the next 30 or so minutes, you are going to learn how to replace several traditional Java 7 language constructs with modern and very concise Java 8 construct such as lambda expressions and repeating annotations. You're also going to learn the basics of functional programming with Java 8 using the new, and very powerful stream API. Throughout this course, we will be using Android Studio, which is the official and most preferred IDE for native Android application development. So, I will also be showing you how to configure it such that it supports, all of Java 8's language features. If all that sounds interesting, go ahead and open the first lesson to get started. I will see you there.

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