Continuando con la serie de entrevistas sobre Java8, en esta ocasión converse con mi amigo Drabo.
1.Could you tell us something about yourselfI'm Constantin Drabo from Burkina Faso where I'm working as software
engineer in National Treasury Office. I'm founder FasoJUG and Google
Developer Group manager. I'm also contributor at both NetBeans
Community and Fedora Project where I've been elected as ambassador
2. What has been your experience with Java?
first java program after reading the book of Anne
. I developed also several applications both academic and
professional. In my free time I help java moving forward by publishing
tutorials and evangelize.
3. How do you consider the new Java 8 release?
Oracle mistook by evolving slowly the platform. They should add the
new features since a while.
This release comprises several interesting features. The prominent
ones are Java Embedded , scripting language support and IoT (Internet
4. What do you think of lambda, stream?
Java. This concept is not new since there are already several language
that integrate it (PHP, Ruby, etc). In syntax level it is very strong
, but I skeptical according it usefulness. I think it can be a
concurrent of Nashorn which introduces the usage of a functional
makes easy parallelization.
5. Do you know companies / developers who are migrating to Java8?
in companies. Most of them use proprietary solutions and Java is
seeing as a hard adopted technology.
But some are very fun of Java ! I do not know if someone is ready to
move to Java 8 soon.
6. What are the characteristics that should be added to or removed from the platform?
to be removed.
Java 8 is great move on it as quick as possible !