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Oracle to release Java 8 in March 2014

JDK 8 will be released on 18 March 2014 with the fix of show stopper bugs. This version of JDK comes with many new features and updates.

Oracle to release Java 8 in March 2014 - Get ready for the next exciting version of JDK.

Oracle is planning to release the JDK 8 ( Java development Kit 8) on 8th March 2014. This release the showstopper bugs will be fixed and the rest will be fixed in future release. This release of the JDK may contain few bugs which will be fixed in the future release.

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:

  • Lambda Expressions and the Virtual Extension Methods support in Java 8
  • Autoconf-Based Build System is introduced in the JDK 8
  • The Lambda-Form Representation for Method Handles
  • Nashorn JavaScript Engine is also included in the JDK 8
  • JDBC 4.2
  • Unicode 6.2
  • HTTP URL Permissions
  • JAXP 1.5: Restrict Fetching of External Resources
  •  BCP 47 Locale Matching

JDK 8 includes many other features and enhancements.

You can learn the JDK 8 at our JDK 8 Tutorials section.


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