Java 9 has finally been launched, after chief designer at the Java Platform Group Mark Reinhold revealed hold-ups mentioning "extra time needed to move through the JCP process" as the cause.
This news is a relief for numerous developers after a range of annoying obstacles, primarily due to problems with its modularisation effort excluded of Java 8, which was launched three years earlier, making modular Java a feature in Java 9 instead.
Oracle did provide early availability for those wishing to download and evaluate the new platform, and now a final version has been offered.
Download Java 9 here.
We've been waiting a long period of time for Java 9, so as you can imagine, there are a great deal of new features, perhaps to make up for the delay in release.
Java 9 will offer a 'feature complete' platform consisting of improvements in:
The most significant improvement is its modularity, which should make the Java platform more scalable while enhancing its implementations on smaller sized devices.