Java 11 roadmap: The new features you can expect

CORBA, Java EE, and JavaFX support will be removed, but several new features are under consideration in addition to the 12 confirmed new capabilities

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Now that Oracle has released Java Development Kit 10, the next version, JDK 11, is just around the corner. Due in September 2018 as part of Oracle’s new six-month release cadence for the standard edition of Java, Version 11 has a dozen announced features so far.

Java 11 is also set to lose some capabilities through the removal of CORBA and Java EE (recently renamed Jakarta EE) modules, as well as the removal of JavaFX.

Set to be a long-term support release unlike JDK 10, JDK 11 will be a reference implementation of Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE) 11. JDK 11 is set to receive premier-level support from Oracle until September 2023 and extended support, featuring patches and security alerts, until 2026. New LTS releases are due every three years, with JDK 17, due in 2021, slated to be the subsequent LTS release. 

New features planned for the Java 11 JDK

At this point, JDK 11 is confirmed to have 12 new features, although more are under consideration. The planned new features include:

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