The road to Java 9: The current status

So close yet so far: What you can expect in Java 9, and when you can expect it

The road to Java 9: The current status
Felix Brönnimann (CC0)

Java 9 Standard Edition should bring big benefits to developers—as soon as it actually arrives, now slated for September 21.

The planned update to the popular enterprise language and platform is set to offer a world of new capabilities. Among these are modularity, an experimental version of ahead-of-time compilation, and a REPL (read-eval-print-loop).