Java Type Inference: Friend or Foe

Java 10 has local variable type inference, but type inference is not really new in Java. Is type inference good or bad? Are there challenges and limitations to using it? When is a good time to use type inference? This presentation includes details of Java 10 type inference but certainly goes beyond them. It steps back and discusses type inference from the programmer’s point of view and works through the benefits and caveats. At the end of the video, you will be able to decide when to use type inference in Java and when to avoid it.

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