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Java 8 Method References


Java 8 introduced a new feature called "Method Reference". It is used to refer methods of functional interfaces. They are effectively a subset of lambda expressions, because if a lambda expression can be used, then it might be possible to use a method reference, but not always.

Here is the list of types of Method references and its syntax.

Kind Syntax Example
Reference to a static method Class::staticMethodName String::valueOf
Reference to an instance method object::instanceMethodName x::toString
Reference to a constructor ClassName::new String::new

And here is the way to represent Lambda expression and Method references:

Kind As Method Reference As Lambda
Reference to a static method String::valueOf (s) -> String.valueOf(s)
Reference to an instance method x::toString () -> "java2novice".toString()
Reference to a constructor String::new () -> new String()

We have given examples for each type of method reference here:

Java-8 Method References Examples

  1. Method Reference - Reference to a Static Method example.
  2. Method Reference - Reference to a Instance Method example.
  3. Method Reference - Reference to a Constructor example.
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