I upgraded a running jersey app from java7 to java8. Upon trying to use lambda syntax, i found that jersey fails because it uses hk2 which in turn uses a version of ASM that does not work with java8. Here are related issues:
I tried the work around of excluding asm-all from jersey and then including asm 5.0 beta (which fixes the issue), however, I got "java.lang.IncompatibleClassChangeError: Implementing class".
The goal of opening this bug is to not only have it addressed via a release, but also to find out if there is a solid, working work around for this issue in the time being.