Java 8 cannot be applied to interface

Using Optional, I want to return a certain implementation (First or Second) of an interface according to the mapping result. This is the interface that First and Second implement:

public interface MyInterface {
    Number number();

The following Optional usage is erroneous:

final String string = ...                          // might be null
final Number number = Optional.ofNullable(string)
        .map(string -> new First())
        .orElse(new Second())                      // erroneous line
orElse (com.mycompany.First) in Optional cannot be applied to (com.mycompany.Second)

Why is the line erroneous since both of the classes First and Second implement the interface MyInterface and the method MyInterface::number returns Number? How to implement this correctly?


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How to Install OpenJDK 11 on CentOS 8

What is OpenJDK?

OpenJDk or Open Java Development Kit is a free, open-source framework of the Java Platform, Standard Edition (or Java SE). It contains the virtual machine, the Java Class Library, and the Java compiler. The difference between the Oracle OpenJDK and Oracle JDK is that OpenJDK is a source code reference point for the open-source model. Simultaneously, the Oracle JDK is a continuation or advanced model of the OpenJDK, which is not open source and requires a license to use.

In this article, we will be installing OpenJDK on Centos 8.

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Functional Interfaces in Java 8


Functional interface is an interface that consists of one abstract method. These interface can show only one functionality. Beyond Java 8, _lambda expressions _can be used to represent the instance of a functional interface. Functional Interfaces can contain any number of default methods. ConsumerPredicate, Function, Unary Operator, Binary Operator are some of the examples of predefined functional interfaces.

Points to remember which are allowed and which are not allowed in a functional interface:

  • In any functional interface, single abstract method is allowed.
  • In a functional interface, more than one abstract method cannot exist.
  • We can have more than one abstract method if we remove @FunctionalInterface  annotation, but that interface cannot be functional interface.

From functional interface if we remove @FunctionalInterface annotation, it must be valid. We use an annotation so that only single abstract method can be present. In functional interface we can provide implementations as the default methods inside interface.

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According to some surveys, such as JetBrains’s great survey, Java 8 is currently the most used version of Java, despite being a 2014 release.

What you are reading is one in a series of articles titled ‘Going beyond Java 8,’ inspired by the contents of my book, Java for Aliens. These articles will guide you step-by-step through the most important features introduced to the language, starting from version 9. The aim is to make you aware of how important it is to move forward from Java 8, explaining the enormous advantages that the latest versions of the language offer.

In this article, we will talk about the most important new feature introduced with Java 10. Officially called local variable type inference, this feature is better known as the **introduction of the word **var. Despite the complicated name, it is actually quite a simple feature to use. However, some observations need to be made before we can see the impact that the introduction of the word var has on other pre-existing characteristics.

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Lambda Expression in Java 8

In this blog we will understand what is the lambda expression and why we need lambda expression and how we use lambda and about the functional interface.

What is Lambda Expression :
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  • Not having name
  • No return type and no modifiers.

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