Java Development Kit 15 , Oracle’s implementation of the next version of Java SE (Standard Edition), reached its second rampdown phase mid-July, with the feature set frozen but the stabilization repository open for select bug fixes. Highlights of JDK 15 include text blocks, hidden classes, a foreign-memory access API, and previews of sealed classes and records.
Next up for the Java upgrade are two release candidates, which are scheduled to be published August 6 and August 20. General availability is slated for September 15. JDK 15 follows JDK 14 , which was released on March 17. Oracle follows a six-month release schedule for standard Java, with new versions arriving twice a year.
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