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Innovation in the Java platform

· java
Oracle's stewardship of Java SE accelerates delivery of innovation
  • Java SE has experienced 58 updates and enhancements after the release of Java SE 9
  • Updates have been predictable and frequent
  • The increased frequency of Java SE updates means that developers are exposed to more innovation, sooner
Java is used to develop a multitude of emerging technologies
  • Developers use Java for a multitude of emerging technologies
  • Java is widely used for AI/ML, IoT and wearables
  • Use of Java for emerging technologies illustrates its ability to support distributed development and cloud native development

Recent innovation in Java


  • Valhalla: Reduces memory and computational overhead
  • Loom: Innovates regarding Java handling of concurrent programming
  • Panama: Makes it easier to develop I/O-intensive applications.
  • Amber: Pattern matching, switch expressions and text blocks.


  • Flight Recorder (JDK 11)
  • HTTP Client (JDK 11)
  • ZGC Maximum Heap Size Increased to 16 TB (JDK 13)
  • JEP 350 Dynamic CDS Archiving (JDK 13)
GraalVM optimizes Java for cloud native development
  • Run Java faster
  • Make applications extensible by means of native binaries that absolve applications of the need for the JVM
  • Support for multiple languages and libraries
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