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Java 9

Status End of Life
Release Date 2017-09-21
EOL Date 2018-03-20
Latest Version 9.0.4
Class File Version 53.0
API Changes Compare to 8 - 7 - 6 - 5 - 1.4 - 1.3 - 1.2 - 1.1
Documentation Release Notes, Language Spec, VM Spec, JavaDoc
SCM git
In quite an opinionated move Java got its own module system. While the original idea was to modularize the enormous JDK API itself the Java Platform Module System (JPMS) is now considered as the standard way to bundle any library.

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Vendor Product License Platform Downloads
AdoptOpenJDK AdoptOpenJDK GPLv2+CE
Azul Systems Zulu Builds of OpenJDK 9 GPLv2+CE
BellSoft Liberica GPLv2+CE
Oracle Oracle JDK 9 Commercial
Red Hat Red Hat build of OpenJDK 9 GPLv2+CE


Instantly compile and run Java 9 snippets without a local Java installation.

public class Java9 { public static void main(String[] args) { System.out.println("Hello " + String.class.getModule()); } }