Java Guild Meeting 5/2018


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Optionals is a concept that brings new advantages:

  • Use of type system to avoid runtime NullPointerException
  • Intention revealing APIs
  • Works nicely with Streams

But every new concept brings new responsibilities.

More optionals in Java 9+:

  • The or() method
  • The ifPresentOrElse() method
  • The stream() method
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