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Stream Reduction Operations

In this post I will make overview with examples of Collectors class which provides very cool functionality that can be applied on a stream. The functionality is quite similar to some features in SQL language. For instance, it allows you to make an averaging, grouping, partitioning, summing and many other cool things. In order to use stream reduction API you need to be familiar with Collector interface and Collectors class.

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Collectors is an utility class that contains factory methods which you should use most of the time, whereas Collector is an interface that can be used for implementation more specific reduction operation.
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