April 27, 2021

JDK 17: The new features in Java 17

Although not due until September, Java 17 has already begun to take shape, with four new features planned for the upgrade to standard Java so far. In the latest change, as of April 27, the experimental Java-based ahead-of-time (AOT) and just-in-time (JIT) compiler will be removed.

Java Development Kit (JDK) 17 will be a long-term-support (LTS) release, with extended support from Oracle expected for several years.

Features filed as part of OpenJDK’s JDK 17 include: 

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