With public updates to JDK 8 ending in January 2019 now is a good time to consider what version of the JDK you will use after that date.
On August 22, 2018, Azul Deputy CTO and Java Champion Simon Ritter presented a webinar reviewing the options available:
- Should you stay on JDK 8 or move to a new version of the JDK, like 9, 10, or 11?
- Should you use a Feature Release or Long Term Support Release; and what do these terms actually mean?
- What are the options for different binary distributions?
The JCP Executive Committee recently ran a poll of what users' plans were, and Simon looked at the results of this poll to help you decide on the best strategy.