Java Functional Programming Course
Functional programming is a way of developing software, using side-effect-free functions as basic building blocks. Functional code has some advantages: it can be more concise, more predictable, and easier to test than imperative or object-oriented code. Lambdas, which are anonymous functions, are an integral part of functional programming and were introduced in Java 8. This workshop will help Java programmers understand the new terminology and core concepts of functional programming, in particular lambdas. It will teach you how to write even better Java code.
|Duration:||2 days. Courses are presented from 08:30 to 16:30.|
|Investment:||R3,900.00 excluding VAT per delegate. Prices valid from 1 February 2018.|
|Venue:||The Incus Data Training Venue in Centurion, Pretoria. Courses can also be presented on-site for 5 or more delegates.|
|Dates:||Please check the course schedule for the next available date. You can also contact us at tel: (+27) 12 666 2020 or email us at email@example.com to find out about dates.|
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Audience: Is This The Right Course For Me?
You should attend the Java Functional Programming course if:
- You are a Java programmer and you want to learn about the functional programming in Java.
- You are a Java programmer and you need to write or maintain Java code that uses lambdas.
- You are a Java programmer and you need to write or maintain Java code that uses the Stream API.
Prerequisites: Am I Ready For The Course?
Before you attend the Java Functional Programming course:
- You must have attended our Java Programming course or already be comfortable with the fundamentals of the Java programming language.
- You should have at least 6 months practical experience programming in Java.
Please ensure you meet the prerequisites for the Java Functional Programming Course before you attend the course. Read the importance of course prerequisites to understand why this is necessary.
Objectives: What Will I Learn?
After you have completed the Java Functional Programming workshop, you will be able to:
- Understand the terminology and core concepts of functional programming.
- Understand how lambdas are implemented and used in Java from version 8.
- Read, write and maintain Java code that uses lambdas.
- Read, write and maintain Java code that uses the Stream APIs.
Technical Contents: What Does The Course Cover?
- Functional Programming Concepts
- Origins of functional programming and the lambda calculas.
- Functional programming vs object-oriented programming.
- Functions as first class citizens.
- Advantages and disadvantages of functional programming.
- Pure functions, higher-level functions, anonymous functions.
- Shared state, side effects and immutability.
- Lambda Expressions
- Definition of a lambda expression.
- Use cases for lambdas.
- Lambda syntax.
- Target typing and inference.
- Closures and effectively final local variables.
- Higher order functions in Java.
- Functional Interfaces
- Single Abstract Method (SAM) interfaces and the @FunctionalInterface annotation.
- The java.util.function package.
- Choosing a functional interface.
- Functional interfaces as targets for lambda expressions.
- Default and static methods in interfaces.
- Method and constructor references.
- The Optional class as a better alternative to null.
- Streams and Collections
- Introduction to streams.
- External vs internal iteration.
- Concurrency vs parallelism.
- Using lambdas in collections.
- Using comparators and filters.
- Common stream operations: collect, flatMap, map, filter, reduce.
- Transformations and reductions.
- Grouping and partitioning.
- Other Topics
- Factors influencing parallel performance.
- Designing with lambdas.
- Implementing GoF design patterns using lambdas.
- Best practices in Java.
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