Author: Benjamin Muschko
Publisher: O’Reilly Media
Size: 2 Mb
Content: Java started out strong in 2019. On March 19, the Java team shipped the latest major version release, Java 12. If you follow the latest developments in the Java world, you might know that you can expect two major Java releases per year.
This is great news for everyone committed to the idea of shipping early and often. Ultimately, you’ll be able to get your hands on new features and bug fixes on a regular basis.
In comparison to the last Long-Term Release (LTS) Java 11, version 12 contains fewer features but also fewer breaking changes. If you haven’t caught up with Java 11 yet, I’d recommend reading the report “What’s New in Java 11?”.
This edition of the report condenses everything you need to know about Java 12 into a few pages to help you determine whether it’s worthwhile to upgrade now or if you should hold off. We begin by introducing the shiny new features.
Later, we touch on removals and deprecations and then conclude with a discussion of performance and security enhancements. Let’s get started!