Java18 is the latest new version released by oracle in March 2022.

It is also called Java SE Platform with Version 18.

Java18 Features

  • Scoped Values(JEP 429 )
  • Record Pattern (JEP 432 )
  • Pattern Matching for Switch Statements and Expressions(JEP 433)
  • Memory API and Foreign Functions
  • Virtual Thread
  • Vector API
  • primitive classes

Deprecated features

  • constructors are deprecated

The following URL version constructors removed in this version

URL(String, String, int, String)
URL(String, String, String)
URL(String, String, int, String, URLStreamHandler)
URL(String} m a URL(URL, String)
URL(URL, String, URLStreamHandler)
  • Thread.suspend/resume not supported, throws UnsupportedOperationException
  • classes deprecated
  • Support Unicode 15.0:

Unicode 15 is the latest version released in Sep 2022 with 31 Emojis, 4,489 new characters, for a total of 149,186 characters.

Now, Java.lang.Character class supports all new characters released with this version.

Minimal feature enhancements:

  • JMod command line option –compress jmod tool introduced in Java9 version.
  • compress option to JMod tool allow you create, read update JMOD archive files.
  • Auto Generate unique id for Java documentation
  • SSL Named Groups Introduced introduced getNamedGroups and setNamedGroups to set and get named groups of keys for TLS connections.

public String[] getNamedGroups()
public void setNamedGroups(String[] namedGroups)
  • Lint option for javac compiler java compiler introduced option lossy-conversions warning to find out loss of data during data casting on complex assignment. This can be avoided using @SuppressWarnings("lossy-conversions") annotation

  • If Bad Setting Is Detected New Warning is printed JDK-8290313 is empty and does not exists, New warning is printed to Standard error stream “WARNING: directory does not exist”

  • Add GarbageCollectorMXBean for Remark and Cleanup Pause Time in G1 (JDK-8297247)
  • Unicode CLDR version 42

What is the latest version of Java 20?

java 20 or jdk20 is the latest version released in March 2022.

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What is java 20 Release Date?

Java 20 is latest java version released in March 2022, Comes with incremental additional features and enhanced existing features.

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