Deputy CTO at Azul Systems
February 12th, 1996. This is a significant date for me personally since it was the day I started work at Sun Microsystems as a Solaris Systems Engineer. It was also two weeks and six days after the release of the Java Development Kit (JDK 1.0).
Of course, the origins of Java go further back than this; James Gosling and others started work on a new programming language in 1991, and it was the May 23rd 1995 when Java was officially announced to the world.
As a language, Java has evolved over the last 25 years in a way that has, with few exceptions, provided excellent backwards compatibility.Simon Ritter
Well, another six months have passed, and we have another release of Java, this one pretty packed with exciting new features. It is, therefore, time for another blog post trying to list everything new in JDK 14.
In total, there are a very impressive 16 JDK Enhancement Proposals (JEPs) and 69 new API elements.
Let’s start with the more significant items that introduce changes to the Java language syntax.Simon Ritter