What are the Features Included in Java 11? Read This!

Java 10 is an endless world with infinite possibilities. The language is preferred by the leading developers all around the world. In fact, they admit that Java has still many regions left unexplored and many facets left unused. It has so much potential that the language can singlehandedly change the course of application development. Before we have even mastered the real skills, Java surprised the world again with its new version 11.

The world of developers will now have a new and more efficient platform to work with. Java 11 will come with the entire package. The users will have to pay for a premium version when this language will be used for commercial purposes. The new version will have revised licensing terms that will have to be complied with for commercial purposes. The support model of this new version of the language will also come with rapid updates for the betterment of the users. These updates will pop up twice a year with a six months interval.

You will not have to pay for Java 11 unless you are choosing to download Oracle JDK for production purposes.

Why Java 11 is important for beginners?

Choosing Java 11 programming for beginners I really important as it is the second release of a long term support (LTS) platform right after Java 8. As mentioned earlier, Oracle JDK will not be free, unlike the other versions the beginners normally use. This version will come with a package deal that includes relentless support and biannual updates.

Java 10 was the last free version Oracle JDK used by the programmers. Oracle has decided and stopped giving support for Java 8 since January 2019. The users might continue with the existing package but they will not be entertained with the security updates and patches like the new versions.

New exiting features of Java 11

  • Single command

The team has made a major change with which the present users can easily run a Java file only by using a single command. From now on, they will not have to compile any source file with the tool first. These files can be run directly using the Java command and the compilation can be easily done without any hassle. This feature can be visualized under the section JEP 330.

  • Local-Variable Syntax

Java 11 will be the only version that will have the feature of Local-Variable Syntax for the lambda Parameters. This feature comes under the section JEP 323. In this section, the user will use ‘var’ to declare the parameters of a lambda expression typed implicitly in a formal way.

This feature was included in Java 8 but was not continued in the version 10. The new version will introduce this feature once again for Java 11 programming examples.

  • Dynamic Class in File Constants

The inclusion of Java Class File format extending support to a new form of constant pool named as CONSTANT_Dynamic. This JEP 309 is included in the newest version in order to reduce disruption and the cost of materializing new forms of class file constraints only by creating new constant pool form by incorporating user-provided behavior. With the aid of this feature, the performance will be intricately enhanced by the developers.

  • Complete removal of CORBA and EE modules

These Java CORBA and EE modules started depreciating since the advent of Java 9. This is the reason why the authority has decided to omit these modules totally in the new version 11 of the developing language.

  • Java Flight Recorder (JFR)

This new feature comes under the section JEP 328. Earlier, this feature was a commercial add-on and came with a price. The commercial users of java had to pay for this add-on. As of now, Oracle JDK has been commercialized and this elegant feature will become an open source for the users. It means that the web services in Java will have this feature used for free.

JFR is used as a profiling tool for gathering diagnostics and data from a running application. This elegant profiling data and diagnostic tool has an impressive performance overhead of 1%. This means that this tool can be perfectly utilized for producing applications.

  • HTTP Client

The new Java 11 web services example come with the support for both HTTP/2 and HTTP/1.1 support. The new version has been specifically designed to enhance the performance of the web services by improving the quality of the sending requests to a server and receiving a potential response. This version also supports WebSockets.


The new Java 11 has so many new features to find it interesting to work with. For the easement of the service providers, this version will support all the types of web services in Java. The developers will find it easier to work with this platform. Moreover, the biannual updates and relentless support from the source will be very helpful for restful web services in Java.

Author Bio:

Manan Ghadawala is the founder of 21Twelve Interactive which is one of the best mobile app development company in India and the USA. He is an idealistic leader with a lively management style and thrives raising the company’s growth with his talents. He is an astounding business professional with astonishing knowledge and applies artful tactics to reach those imaginary skies for his clients

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