Why Lambda Expressions

Now Lets Iterate through the simple ArrayList

Without Lambda Expressions

List<Integer> numbers = Arrays.asList(1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6);

for (int number : numbers) 

We iterate the collection externally, explicitly pulling out and processing the items one by one. Now through Lambda Expressions, we are using an internal iteration the JIT compiler could optimize it processing the items in parallel or in a different order. These optimizations are impossible if we iterate the collection externally as we are used to doing in Java and more in general with the imperative programming.

With Lambda Expressions

numbers.forEach((Integer value) -> System.out.println(value));


numbers.forEach(value -> System.out.println(value));

Apart from the above reason Lambdas allows us to

  • Enable to treat functionality as a method argument, or code as data.
  • A function that can be created without belonging to any class.
  • A lambda expression can be passed around as if it was an object and executed on demand.
  • It reduces the line of code.
  • It Supports Sequential and Parallel execution by passing behavior in methods with collection stream API
  • Using Stream API and lambda expression we can achieve higher efficiency (parallel execution) in the case of bulk operations on collections

Java 8 Lambda uses JVM Opcode – invokedynamic

The Following code will result in Anonymous class being created when you compile the code.
So if you have 10 anonymous classes then it would be 10 more classes like(ClassName$1.class,ClassName$2.class….ClassName$10.class) in the final jar.

AccountService accountServiceAnonymous = new AccountService(){
    public void createAccount(){
        Account account = new Account();

But Java 8 lambda uses invokedynamic to call lambdas thus if you have 10 lambdas it will not result in any anonymous classes thus reducing the final jar size.

AccountService accountServiceLambda = () -> {
    Account account = new Account();

Append and Prepend Using Regular Expressions

Append Operation

Find What    : ^[A-Z].*
Replace With : $&~
Search Mode  : Regular Expressions





Prepend Operation

Find What    : ^[A-Z].*
Replace With : ~$&
Search Mode  : Regular Expressions





Replace Empty Lines

Edit -> Line Operations -> Remove Empty Lines

Prepending based on Certain Condition(Lines Starting with Numbers)

Find What    : ^[1-9;].*
Replace With : $&?
Search Mode  : Regular Expressions


1.How are you
2.What is your Name


1.How are you?
2.What is your Name?
ஓம் பூர் புவஸ்ஸூவ
தத் சவிதுர்வரேண்யம்
பர்கோ தேவஸ்ய தீமஹி
தியோ யோ ந: ப்ரசோதயாத்|

காயத்திரி’ என்னும் ஒலியின் அளவைக் கொண்டு இந்த மந்திரம் இயற்றப்பட்டதால் “காயத்திரி மந்திரம்”.நமது புத்தியை இயங்கச் செய்யும் பரமாத்மாவை நாம் வணங்குவோம் என்பது சுருக்கமான பொருள்.சூரியனுடைய ஒளியை தியானிக்கின்றோம் என்பதால் கண்களை மூடிய நிலையில் சூரிய ஒளியில் நின்று இதைச் சொல்ல வேண்டும் என்பது யதார்த்தமான விஷயம்

Om Bhuur-Bhuvah Svah
Tat-Savitur-Varennyam |
Bhargo Devasya Dhiimahi
Dhiyo Yo Nah Pracodayaat ||

Full long version

Om bhUH, Om bhuvaH, Om svaH, Om mahaH, Om janaH, Om tapaH, Om satyam
Om tat savitur varenyaM, bhargo, devasya dhImahi, dhIyo yo naH, prachodayAt
Om Apo jyotiH rasoamRitaM brahma, bhur bhuvas svar Om.

A Japanese soap factory had a problem: they sometimes shipped empty boxes, without the soap inside. This was due to the way the production line was set up, and people with experience in designing production lines will tell you how difficult it is to have everything happen with timings so precise that every single unit coming out of it is perfect 100% of the time. Customers who come all the way to the supermarket would end up buying someone else’s product.

Understanding how important that was, the CEO of the soap factory got the top people in the company together and they decided to start a new project, in which they would hire an external engineering company to solve their empty boxes problem, as their engineering department was already too stretched to take on any extra effort.

The project followed the usual process: budget and project sponsor allocated, RFP, third-parties selected, and six months (and $8 million) later they had a fantastic solution — on time, on budget, high quality and everyone in the project had a great time. They solved the problem by using some high-tech precision scales that would sound a bell and flash lights whenever a soap box weighing less than it should. The line would stop, and someone had to walk over and yank the defective box out of it, pressing another button when done.

A while later, the CEO decides to have a look at the ROI of the project: amazing results! No empty boxes ever shipped out of the factory after the scales were put in place. Very few customer complaints, and they were gaining market share. “That’s some money well spent!” – he says, before looking closely at the other statistics in the report. It turns out, the number of defects picked up by the new high precision scales was “zero” after three weeks of production use. It should’ve been picking up at least a dozen a day, so maybe there was something wrong with the report. He filed a bug against it, and after some investigation, the engineers come back saying the report was actually correct. The scales really weren’t picking up any defects, because all boxes that got to that point in the conveyor belt were good.

Puzzled, the CEO travels down to the factory, and walks up to the part of the line where the high precision scales were installed. A few feet before it, there was a $ 20 desk fan, blowing the empty boxes out of the belt and into a bin.

“Oh, that — one of the guys put it there ’cause he was tired of walking over every time the bell rang”, says one of the workers.
Moral of the Story: Everyone has a “solution” sometimes requiring an expenditure of “8 million bucks”. It requires an engineer with a high spirit of innovation and ingenuity to come up with a “$ 20 – simple cost-effective solution”!