Are there solutions similar to Python's iPython REPL solution?
I'm planning to start learning Java8 and looking for a better jumpstart and having a shell where you can run commands and see output immediately would be nice against frequent recompile/run scenario.
repl.it has support for Java.
Q. What is repl.it?
repl.it is a simple yet powerful online compiler, IDE, interpreter and interactive environment for programming languages. The name comes from the read-eval-print loop, the interactive toplevel used by languages like Lisp and Python.
To run Java REPL you need to install Java Development Kit (JDK). Download it from here and follow install instructions. Once JDK is installed and configured, download latest Java REPL release from GitHub or Bintray then run:
$ java -jar javarepl-SOME_VERSION.jar