All Java Releases, features and examples

New features, examples, release notes of all Java Releases. Refer below table.

Java VersionFeatures
Java 11 (September 2018 - October 2018)

Oracle Java 11 Release Notes
⦿ Run program without "javac" i.e direclty "java HelloWorld.java". Example
⦿ Licensing changes in Oracle JDK. Details from Oracle
⦿ Important removals - Webstart, JavaFX, Java Mission Control (JMC), Thread.destroy() and Thread.stop(Throwable) Methods
⦿ New Garbage Collectors - Z Garbage Collector, Epsilon GC
Java 10 (March 2018 - September 2018)

Oracle Java 10 Release Notes
⦿ Local variable type inference - var type. Example
⦿ APIs for Creating Unmodifiable Collections
Java 9 (September 2017 - March 2018)

Oracle Java 9 whats new
Oracle Java 9 features
⦿ Module System (Next level of encapsulation). Example
⦿ Underscore character is not a legal name. Example
⦿ Private interface methods. Example
⦿ Factory methods for collections. Example
Java 8 (March 2014 - January 2019)

Oracle Java 8 whats new
⦿ Lambda expressions. Example
⦿ Stream API for collections. Example
⦿ Method references. Example
⦿ Default Method implementation in interfaces. Example
⦿ Comparator improvements. Example
Java 7 (July 2011 - April 2015)

Oracle Java 7 Release Notes
⦿ Strings in switch statement
⦿ Try with resources
⦿ Multi exception catching. Example
⦿ Generic methods. Example
⦿ Introduced java.lang.invoke package for dynamic language support. Example
⦿ New Garbage Collectors - GarbageFirst (G1)
Java 6 (December 2006 - April 2013)

Oracle Java 6 features
⦿ New collection interfaces like Deque, NavigableSet, NavigableMap , ConcurrentNavigableMap. Example
Java 5 (September 2004 - November 2009)

Oracle Java 5 Release Notes
⦿ Generics
⦿ Enhanced for loop
⦿ Autoboxing / Unboxing
⦿ Typesafe enums
⦿ Varargs
⦿ Static Imports
⦿ Annotations
⦿ Introduced java.util.concurrent.*

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