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JDK 13 Early Access Builds  
 Check out the JDK 13 Release Candidate. Download and start testing with early access builds.

By Yolande Poirier, Java Community Manager  
                                   Redwood City, CA August 2019 
JDK 13 Rampdown Phase
Learn more about the five JEPs considered so far: 
350: Dynamic CDS Archives
351: ZGC: Uncommit Unused Memory
353: Reimplement the Legacy Socket API
354: Switch Expressions (Preview)
355: Text Blocks (Preview)
New Java Enhancement Proposals  
Learn more about new JEP 358 Helpful NullPointerExceptions
and JEP 352 Non-Volatile Mapped Byte Buffers.
New OpenJDK Project 
Project Lanai's aim to implement a new graphics rendering pipeline for MacOS. 
Switch Expressions - Preview 
JEP 354 proposes that switch be used as either a statement or an expression. Learn more about this JEP
Announcing Helidon 1.2 Release 
Project Helidon is a set of Java Libraries for writing microservices. This release adds support for MicroProfile 2.2 
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Announcing GraalVM 19.1.1
This release is available as Community Edition (CE) and Enterprise Edition (EE). The standard bundle can run Java either via OpenJDK (Java 8u222) or OracleJDK (Jave SE 8u221) and standalone.
OpenJDK Project Skara 
JEP 357 investigates the migration of the OpenJDK Community's source code repositories from Mercurial (hg) to Git. 
Apache NetBeans 11.1 released 
This is the first release outside the Apache Incubator and the first release of the new quarterly release cycle.
Oracle Functions Now Generally Available
Functions enable developers to build cloud-native applications by focusing on writing code rather than managing infrastructure
Coherence Operator 1.0 is now available! Operate Coherence Clusters with Kubernetes 
Coherence provides a shared cache, and its inherent dynamic scalability aligns with Kubernetes-based deployments of microservices architectures. 
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