Using Callbacks with Java

Using callbacks in Java

Certainly, you know use callbacks in JavaScript, right. Or maybe pass one pointer to a function in C, for example. Ok, but, since Java 8 and method references and lambdas we can callbacks in Java. For example:

public class MyClass {

    String callback(String name, Function<String, String> myFunction) {
        return myFunction.apply(name);

    public static void main(String[] args) {
        MyClass myClass = new MyClass();
        String result = myClass.callback("Your Name", item -> "Your name is : "+item);


First thing to note is I’m using function. The make part of java.util.function package. The method callback(very creative name) receive two arguments: one string to apply and one function.

And finally I invoke this in method main passing with argument one lambda, function.

So, you can use callbacks in Java.

and that’s all folks!

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