Difference between findAny() and findFirst() in Java 8

What I understood is that both will return the first matched element
from the stream, for example, when used in conjunction with filter?

That’s not true. According to the javadoc, Stream#findAny():

Returns an Optional<T> describing some element of the stream, or an empty
Optional<T> if the stream is empty.
The behavior of this operation is explicitly nondeterministic; it is free to select any element in the stream. This is to allow for maximal performance in parallel operations;

while Stream.findFirst() will return an Optional<T> describing strictly the first element of the stream. The Stream class doesn’t have a .findOne() method, so I suppose you meant .findFirst().

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