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What is Java 8?

It is a revolutionary release of the world’s no 1 development platform. It includes a huge upgrade to the Java programming model and a coordinated evolution of the JVM, Java language, and libraries. Java 8 includes features for productivity, ease of use, improved polyglot programming, security and improved performance.
Java 8 is a tool in the Java Tools category of a tech stack.

Who uses Java 8?

Companies
48 companies reportedly use Java 8 in their tech stacks, including Walmart, Hubspot, and Meesho.

Developers
607 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Java 8.

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Java 8 Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Java 8?
Scala
Scala is an acronym for “Scalable Language”. This means that Scala grows with you. You can play with it by typing one-line expressions and observing the results. But you can also rely on it for large mission critical systems, as many companies, including Twitter, LinkedIn, or Intel do. To some, Scala feels like a scripting language. Its syntax is concise and low ceremony; its types get out of the way because the compiler can infer them.
guava
The Guava project contains several of Google's core libraries that we rely on in our Java-based projects: collections, caching, primitives support, concurrency libraries, common annotations, string processing, I/O, and so forth.
RxJava
A library for composing asynchronous and event-based programs by using observable sequences for the Java VM.
Quarkus
It tailors your application for GraalVM and HotSpot. Amazingly fast boot time, incredibly low RSS memory (not just heap size!) offering near instant scale up and high density memory utilization in container orchestration platforms like Kubernetes. We use a technique we call compile time boot.
Apache FreeMarker
It is a "template engine"; a generic tool to generate text output (anything from HTML to auto generated source code) based on templates. It's a Java package, a class library for Java programmers.
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Java 8's Followers
590 developers follow Java 8 to keep up with related blogs and decisions.