Sunday, 7 April 2019

WHAT IS NEW IN JAVA 12 ?

Yes, you read right. JDK 12 was released on March 19, 2019.

This post of what's going to become Java 12, and, obviously, this post can expand and alter over time, till the event of Java twelve is frozen probably at the end of 2018.
I am about to update this post once a brand new feature (JEP) is targeted for JDK twelve, or once there's a very important update on the already targeted JEP.

 Among others, Java 12 includes a number of new features, such as:
  • JEP 189: Shenandoah: A Low-Pause-Time Garbage Collector (Experimental)
  • JEP 230: Microbenchmark Suite
  • JEP 325: Switch Expressions 
  • JEP 334: JVM Constants API
  • JEP 340: One AArch64 Port, Not Two
  • JEP 341: Default CDS Archives
  • JEP 344: Abortable Mixed Collections for G1
  • JEP 346: Promptly Return Unused Committed Memory from G1


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