The Canny Coder blog aims to focus on interesting, upcoming and fashionable topics related to software development. The style is a combination of how-to guides and exploring interesting features of specific topics.

The first topic of interest is Java 8 Functional Programming with Lambda Expressions. At the time of writing in 2014 there is a lot of interest in functional programming which has bled into the mainstream from what was once an academic curiosity or limited to specialist uses. Until now those using Java but wanting to do functional programming were required to learn a second language such as Scala. However, there is a steep learning curve associated with Scala. Being able to leverage the existing base of Java developers would be a huge win for software development shops. This is why I believe over the coming years, as Java 8 is adopted, there will be great demand for programmers who are also well versed in functional programming.

Your author of the blog is David who has been in the industry for almost 20 years and currently is contracting to a large financial organisation.

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