Best Java 8 Books

In the previous article, we covered best Java books.Java 8 is one of the major releases in recent years. With the introduction of Lambda Expressions, Stream API, Date Time API, static and default methods in interfaces, there are a lot of changes in core java features. In this article, we will cover some of the best Java 8 books.



1. Java 8 in Action

Java 8 in Action covers the new features introduced in Java 8. This book covers lambadas, streams, and functional-style programming.

Java 8 In Action

Some topics covered in this book

  • Java 8 features.
  • Functional-style programming.
  • In-depth coverage of lambda expressions.


2. Java SE 8 for the Really Impatient: A Short Course on the Basics

It covers Lambda Expressions, Stream API, Date Time API, Concurrency Enhancements, Nashorn JavaScript Engine, Other improvements and a short brief on Java 7 improvements.


Java SE 8 for the Really Impatient: A Short Course on the Basics



3. Java 8 Lambdas: Pragmatic Functional Programming

This book covers lambdas in more detail than any other book. It also shows you how to utilize them in Stream API for parallel processing.

Java 8 Lambdas- Pragmatic Functional Programming


There are few other books, which should be mentioned here

  1. Beginning Java 8 Fundamentals: Language Syntax, Arrays, Data Types, Objects, and Regular Expressions.
  2. Mastering Lambdas: Java Programming in a Multicore World (Oracle Press).
  3. Maurice Naftalin’s Lambda FAQ



In this small post, we covered some of the best Java 8 books available in the market. All these books are of high quality and help us to get familiar with new Java 8 features.