In this tutorial, we will see “How to use findFirst vs findAny methods in a Stream in Java 8” with most simplest examples so that even beginners can understand with ease. In Java 8, you can use the Stream interface and it’s findFirst and findAny methods to find the first or any element in a stream that satisfies a given condition.

Java 8 stream findfirst vs findany


Here is an example of using findFirst to find the first element in a stream of integers that is greater than 7:







findAny works in the same way, but it returns an element chosen arbitrarily from the elements that satisfy the condition.




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