The Arrival of Java 16
2020 proved to be a memorable year for Java as we celebrated its 25th birthday.
With over two decades of innovation, Java has continued to be:
• Flexible by adapting to the changing technology landscape while remaining platform independent.
• Reliable by retaining backwards compatibility.
• Performant by accelerating innovation without sacrificing security.
Coupled with Java’s ability to boost performance, stability and security of the platform along the way, it continues to be the world’s most popular programming language among developers. According to IDC’s latest report “Java Turns 25”, over nine million developers representing 69% of full-time developers worldwide use Java – more than any other language.
Further demonstrating Java’s path of continued innovation, Oracle is proud to announce the general availability of Java 16 representing the seventh feature release as part of the six-month cadence. This level of predictability allows developers to more easily manage their adoption of innovation thanks to a steady stream of expected changes.
Read more: https://blogs.oracle.com/java-platform-group/the-arrival-of-java-16