Java 9 Release Now Available!

September 22, 2017 | 2 minute read
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The Java 9 release introduces more than 150 new features including the module system, which enables developers to scale down the Java SE platform for small devices, improves performance and security, and makes it easier to construct and maintain libraries and large applications. 

Java 9 is a major feature release of the Java platform and the result of an industry-wide development effort involving open review, weekly builds, and extensive collaboration between Oracle engineers and members of the worldwide Java developer community via the OpenJDK Community and the JCP.                                    

Check out the JDK 9 release and the release notes: 

Watch Java 9 expert insights, as they explain key features of this release: 

  • Small Language Changes in Java Development Kit 9 by Joe Darcy
  • Modules in Java Development Kit 9 by Alex Buckley
  • Introducing JShell by Robert Field 
  • A (Re)introduction to the G1 Garbage Collector by Paul Su 
  • Java in a World of Containers by Paul Sandoz
  • Collections Framework Enhancements in Java Development Kit 9 by Stuart Marks
  • Changes to the Java Development Kit Release Model by Aurelio Garcia-Ribeyro

There will be a change in the pace of the Java releases.  “After Java 9 we will adopt a strict, time-based model with a new feature release every six months, update releases every quarter, and a long-term support release every three years” explains Mark Reinhold chief architect on the Java Platform. Read more 

To better understand the new Java 9 features, how to migrate your applications, and much more, check out the following resources: 

Two editions of Java Magazine are dedicated to Java 9. Register for free! 

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