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First contact with 'var' in Java 10

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Published on Nov 15, 2017

Java 10 will be released in March 2018 and it comes with local-variable type inference, which means we can use 'var' instead of a type name when declaring local variables. In this video I tell you how to use 'var', where it works and where it doesn't (and why) and how it might impact readability.

I wrote a blog post on the same topic (http://blog.codefx.org/java/java-10-v...) and created a Java 10 demo project (https://github.com/CodeFX-org/demo-ja...), which also documents how to set up JDK 10.

For much more on software development, Java, and the JVM, subscribe to this channel, follow me on Twitter (https://twitter.com/nipafx), or have a look at CodeFX (http://codefx.org). If you're interested in courses on Java, particularly Java 9 and 10, check out http://courses.codefx.org.

Sections:

* 0:11 introduction
* 0:47 where var works
* 2:49 no, this is not dynamic typing
* 4:08 how var works
* 4:57 "action at a distance" errors
* 7:41 technical limitations of var
* 9:51 design limitations of var
* 13:09 impact on readability
* 17:31 summary

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