7 Reasons to Switch to OpenJDK 17 as a Jakarta EE DeveloperNovember 15, 2021
JDK 17, the next Long-Term Release of Java SE, launched in September.
You may have seen many of the great blogs, articles, and videos about what this means for Java developers. For just a few places to start, we like:
- the JetBrains team's discussion on migrating to JDK 17
- Todd Ginsberg on his ten favourite features
- Gunter Rotsaert mapping out the differences between Java 11 and Java 17.
But what does the new release mean for Jakarta EE developers specifically?
If you are using these enterprise-orientated specifications, stewarded by the Eclipse Foundation, should you make the switch?
Payara's Rudy De Busscher thinks you should, and explains why in his talk to Istanbul JUG, powered by Hazelcast.
Rudy delivered another talk alongside Hazelcasts Nicolas Frankel on the 11th of Nov, soon to be seen here too. 🙂