OK, I guess I should admit: I was one of those who thought It Would Never Happen.
But here it is!
- JDK 9: General Availability
I'm pleased -- nay, thrilled! -- to announce that JDK 9 is now Generally Available. We've identified no P1 bugs since we promoted build 181 seven weeks ago so that is the official GA release, ready for production use.
GPL'd binaries from Oracle are available here
- Java 9 and IntelliJ IDEA
Java 9 is released today, so let’s do a quick recap of the Java 9 support in IntelliJ IDEA, and have a peek at some of the upcoming features in IntelliJ IDEA 2017.3 for Java 9.
- Java Platform, Standard Edition What’s New in Oracle JDK 9
Java Platform, Standard Edition 9 is a major feature release. The following summarizes features and enhancements in Java SE 9 and in JDK 9, Oracle's implementation of Java SE 9.
- Java SE 9 and Java EE 8 arrive, 364 days later than first planned
Java EE 8 includes 13 new or updated Java Specification Requests. Oracle says the most notable changes include HTTP/2 support in Servlet 4.0, a new JSON binding API and various enhancements in JSON-P 1.1 and a new security API for cloud and PaaS based applications.
There once was a day when a new release of Java would have been accompanied with THOUSANDS of blog posts digging into the new code, and what it enabled.
Times have changed.