Java 8: Deep Dive into Optional

Kuldeep singh
SFD LLP
Published in
5 min readAug 15, 2023

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The Optional class in Java is a container class that represents the presence or absence of a value. It was introduced in Java 8 as part of the java.util package to provide a more elegant and safer way of handling situations where a value might be absent, thus helping to reduce null pointer exceptions and improve code readability.

The primary advantage of using Optional is that it encourages a more explicit…

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Kuldeep singh
SFD LLP

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