Java 8 Officially Released

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darthcamaro writes “Oracle today officially released Java 8, nearly two years after Java 7, and after much delay. The new release includes a number of critical new features, including Lambda expressions and the new Nashorn JavaScript engine. Java 8, however, is still missing at least one critical piece that Java developers have been asking for, for years. ‘It’s a pity that some of the features like Jigsaw were dropped as modularity, runtime dependencies and interoperability are still a huge problem in Java, ‘ James Donelan, vice president of engineering at MuleSoft said. ‘In fact this is the one area where I still think Java has a long way to go.'” Read more of this story at Slashdot.

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Java 8 Officially Released

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