Hanno Embregts

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Pattern matching will make Java an even more powerful language

Posted on 10 Jun 2021 by Hanno Embregts & Peter Wessels java pattern-matching

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.