You know I’m a huge fan of Java 8. It took a lot of time to be released but there’s a handful of features that are worth the wait. This release is very important for the future of Java.
But what if Java 8 was so last month?
Not using Java 8 already? You should! Not trying Java 9 already? You should!
People should have started using Java 8 months ago. Maybe not in production. At least for tests. I remember in November 2012, I was angry because the latest beta broke all my applications. I was angry but I was well prepared when Java finally shipped 18 months later.
You missed the Java 8 train. Don’t worry, time has come to test Java 9!
Where's Java 9
You can download here. Give it a try.
What's in it?
I don’t know. Reading this article, it seems we might finally have Reification and Memory efficient data structures.
That’d be nice.
Give it a try. Now!