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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
31 companies reportedly use Java 8 in their tech stacks, including Hubspot, FISPAN, and Walmart.

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

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Why developers like Java 8?

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers 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.
RxJava
A library for composing asynchronous and event-based programs by using observable sequences for the Java VM.
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.
JSF
It is used for building component-based user interfaces for web applications and was formalized as a standard through the Java Community
Thymeleaf
It is a modern server-side Java template engine for both web and standalone environments. It is aimed at creating elegant web code while adding powerful features and retaining prototyping abilities.
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Java 8's Followers
120 developers follow Java 8 to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
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