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Java 9 Cookbook by Nick Samoylov, Mohamed Sanaulla

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New features in Java 9

The release of Java 9 is a milestone in the Java ecosystem. The much awaited modular framework developed under Project Jigsaw will be part of this Java SE release. Another major feature in this is the JShell tool, which is an REPL tool for Java. Apart from this, there are other important API changes and JVM-level changes to improve the performance and debuggability of the JVM. In a blog post (https://blogs.oracle.com/java/jdk-9-categories), Yolande Poirier categorizes JDK 9 features into the following: 

  1. Behind the scenes
  2. New functionality
  3. Specialized
  4. New standards
  5. Housekeeping
  6. Gone

The same blog post has summarized the preceding categorization into the following image:

In this recipe, we will discuss a few important ...

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