Get ready for the latest version of Java 8, as Java 8 is expected to be released on 18th March 2014. There are many new features of Java 8 which makes it ideal platform for enterprise cloud based applications. You can also develop applications that can use the multi-core cpus.
The planned date for the release of JDK 8 ( Java development Kit 8) is 18th March 2014. The JDK 8 will be released which includes the support for the Lambda expression, which is the most significant feature.
Its also a high time for the developers to think about migrating your application to JDK 8. You can use the latest features of JDK 8 and make your applications to use the power of latest CPU's.
You can think about the migration plan of your project and based on the project size you can migrate your project to JDK 8 within few months to a year time. It is also a good news that the security bug of the Java is fixed and you can use the Java 8 for your critical applications.
The Oracle JDK 8 release manager, Mathias Axelsson, posted in the Java mailing list that the they are going to release JDK 8 on 18th March 2014. In this release "show stopper bugs" will be fixed. Other bugs will be fixed in the future releases of JDK 8. JDK 8 development team is working hard to fix the bugs. The JDK 8 release candidate built might be released on January 23.
The JDK 8 is the next release of Java Platform Stand Edition which is even more powerful and filled with many new features. The Java 8 is the part of Java Platform, Standard edition, and his version of JDK is set to have the most exciting features such as Project Lambda, to boost multicore programming capabilities.
JDK 8 major features includes:
JDK 8 includes many other features and enhancements.