JDK 12 beta: The new features coming to Java 12

The first beta builds are available, with switch expressions to improve coding and allow pattern matching, and raw string literals to simplify multiline expressions

Java Development Kit 12, the next version of Java SE, has reached the point where its major feature set is frozen. But one existing proposal in JDK 12, for raw string literals, could be removed from the release this week.

The planned Java upgrade is due for production release on March 19, 2019, with a release candidate expected a month earlier. Beta builds of JDK 12 are available from Oracle for Linux, Windows, and MacOS.

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Where to download the beta JDK 12 builds

You can download the beta JDK 12 builds from the Java.net website.

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