Java (not to be confused with JavaScript, JScript or JS) is a general-purpose, platform-independent, statically typed, object-oriented programming language designed to be used in conjunction with the Java Virtual Machine (JVM).

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Along with lambda expressions, streams and several minor goodies, Java 8 has also introduced brand new Date and Time API, and in this tutorial we will learn how to use Java 8 Date Time API with simple how to do task examples.

In today's tutorial, we'll learn about how to ensure high-quality Android code in our projects using some static code analysis tools for Java. We'll look at Checkstyle, FindBugs, PMD, and Android Studio Lint—all of them free and open source!

The arrival of introduced some interesting changes to the javac compiler and the Java internals. Some noteworthy elements are the completion of project Jigsaw, allowing for the construction of minimal JREs by shattering the old JRE monolith in well-defined modules, and the compact internal String representation based on the most popular encodings.