In a previous post, I talked about new features and performance of java 1.7. Java 7 has now been released a while ago and Java 8 is coming. Java 1.8 is planned to be released on the 9th of September 2013. I'm going to present the main new features of the Java 8 (JDK8). I will show some code examples and run some simple benchmarks to compare it with its predecessor Java 1.6 and Java 1.7.