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We’ve known lambdas and streams since Java 8, and they’ve made Java a more powerful language. In the next few versions of Java, even more features that originated in functional languages will be added, one of which is pattern matching. It provides an elegant way to apply conditions to certain aspects of an object. We set out to investigate the possibilities that were introduced in JEP 305 (‘Pattern Matching for instanceof’) and how the pattern matching roadmap will make Java an even more powerful language.
Posted on 23 May 2020 by Hanno Embregts
Today is Java’s 25th birthday! On the 23rd of May 1995 the language was introduced at the SunWorld conference, in a time where desktop applications reigned supreme and the internet was still in its infancy.