The Java Platform, Standard Edition 18 Development Kit (JDK 18) is a feature release of the Java SE platform. It contains new features and enhancements in many functional areas.
You can use the links on this page to open the Release Notes describing important changes, enhancements, removed APIs and features, deprecated APIs and features, and other information about JDK 18 and Java SE 18.
Links to other sources of information about JDK 18 are also provided. The JDK 18 Guides and Reference Documentation link below displays a page containing links to the user guides, troubleshooting information, and specific information of interest to users moving from previous versions of the JDK. Links to the JDK 18 API Specification and the Java Language and Virtual Machine Specifications are provided below in the JDK 18 Specifications group.
Note: The Release Notes files are located only on our website.