Apart from various defect fixes in the compiler, IDE
support has also been beefed up in this release:
- Search for references/declarations
now finds functional interface types. - Type hierarchy views/operations will
now include lambda expressions - Improved hover/code navigation support, - Code completion support for method
references, - Java model/element representation
& API support for lambda expressions - Fixes and improvements in the anonymous
class to lambda migration capability.
and much more.
The alpha test early access program that started on
Oct 21st 2013 and the beta test program that started Feb 1st 2014 have elicited
active engagement from the user community, with well over 100 defects
being reported by users. All but 6 of them are resolved already - Most of the
deferred ones have work arounds.