Will the release of Java 8 affect mobile development?

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Mobile developers who work with devices running the Android operating system know that it is important to understand Java. Virtually all native Android applications are developed using the popular programming language.

Mobile developers who work with devices running the Android operating system know that it is important to understand Java. Virtually all native Android applications are developed using the popular programming language.

This means that anyone who works with the platform needs to pay close attention to the state of Java development. This will be particularly true on March 18, when Java 8 is released.

According to an article in the Software Development Times, vendor surveys have revealed that 67 percent of developers plan to upgrade to Java 8 when it becomes available. Many are encouraged by news that there will be useful new additions, such as lambda expressions.

"It's no surprise that 83 percent of respondents chose lambda expressions as their favorite feature of Java 8," read one report. "It's worth noting that the second most popular response was the improvements to the collections that are being added to exploit lambdas."

The fact that this much buzz is being generated about Java 8 may be related to the months of delays that have surrounded its released. It faced a number of security issues that had to be fixed in recent months, for example.

However, it is clear that when it is finally released, developers will be eager to get their hands on it.

Will that change Android native app development? Perhaps. And given the sheer number of individuals who are seeking out career opportunities in Houston that involve mobile app development, these will be important changes to follow.

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