Java 11 and 12 - New Features

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By Mala Gupta
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  1. Section 1: JDK 10

About this book

With its new six-monthly release cadence, Java is moving forward faster. In addition to planned version releases, a lot of work is currently being undertaken on various Java projects at Oracle. In order to make best use of the new features in their applications and libraries, you must be well-versed with the most recent advancements.

Java 11 and 12 – New Features will take you through the latest developments in Java, right from variable type inference and simplified multithreading through to performance improvements, which are covered in depth to help you make your applications more efficient. This book explains the relevance and applicability of Java's new features, and answers your questions on whether to invest in migrating to new Java versions and when to migrate. You'll also get to grips with platform features, such as AppCDS and new garbage collectors, to tune and optimize your application—from reduced launch time and latency to improved performance and throughput.

By the end of this book, you will be equipped with a thorough understanding of the new features of Java 11, 12, and Project Amber, and possess the skills to apply them with a view to improving your application's performance.

Publication date:
March 2019


Section 1: JDK 10

This section will help you get started with type inferencing, which was one of the main features of Java 10. We will then learn about application class data sharing, which helps in selecting application classes in the shared archived files. Moving on, we will explore more about the GC interface and parallel full GC for G1. Lastly, we will cover the remaining additions or updates to Java 10, most of which are related to changes in the JDK or its implementation.

The following chapters will be covered in this section:

About the Author

  • Mala Gupta

    Mala Gupta, a Java champion, works as a developer advocate for JetBrains. The founder of eJavaGuru, she has been actively supporting Java certification as a path to career advancement. Since 2006, she has been coaching students and professionals with a view to achieving success in these certifications. A frequent speaker at industry conferences, her Java books with Manning Publications, USA, are top-rated for Oracle certification around the globe. She has over 18 years of experience in the software industry. Mala has also co-founded KaagZevar, a platform for nurturing creativity as an essential life skill. She co-leads the Delhi Java User Group. As the Director of Women Who Code Delhi, she also drives initiatives for diversity advocacy for Women in Technology.

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Latest Reviews

(2 reviews total)
Good introduction to new features. In few places could be more explanations and details.
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